Bahamian Project Photographers
Over the past ten years, the Bahamian Project has captured the character and preserved the legacy of Bahamians whose lifestyles and contributions to The Bahamas have helped shape the heart and soul of our nation.
Over 20 Bahamas Photographers have volunteered their time and have contributed portrait images, bringing the total number of people that have been photographed to over 140.
In 2013, after the first year of the Bahamian Project, we held a major exhibition at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, featuring the Bahamian Collection – Photographs by Duke Wells, the Bahamian Project’s Creator and Co-Founder.
In July, 2017, we held another major exhibition, “Bright Lights, Raw Gems – Portraits from the Bahamian Project” at the Central Bank Gallery in Nassau to showcase images from 21 photographers. The framed canvas prints from both exhibitions have been donated to the Bahamas National Portrait Gallery.
The third phase of the Project includes additional photographers creating images of life in the Bahama Islands. While we still commission portraits, these new lifestyle images will feature more of our beautiful environment and show the relationship between the people and the environment.
If you would like to inquire about being a Contract Photographer for the Bahamian Project, or if you have images you think would add to our Collections, please use this form.
Duke Wells – Director of Photography
Photographic artists whose work has been exhibited by the Bahamian Project:
Philip ‘Doc Fig’ Figdore
Guilden M. Gilbert Jr.
Rosemary Clarice Hanna