Rosemary Clarice Hanna

I was born in New Providence, The Bahamas on 22nd August 1942.  I am a retired banker having worked in the financial services sector for more than forty years, a musician and former director of The Anglican Chorale, an avid photographer and gardener and past president of The Horticultural Society of The Bahamas. I authored the book “Pictorial History and Memories of Nassau’s Over-The-Hill”, was the Executive Producer of the documentary film “Nassau’s Over-The-Hill”, and also Executive Producer and Host of the TV Series “The Bahamas – Then and NOW”.  I love history and consider myself as an historian and social activist. I’m a member of Creative Nassau team and coordinator of the Group’s weekly markets (Wednesdays and Fridays) at Pompey Square, Bay Street, Nassau, where authentically Bahamian handmade art and craft items are available.

Photo by Laura Gamse

I have always loved photography and was greatly influenced by my brother Perce who was an avid photographer and took pictures of everyone in the neighbourhood while they were doing ordinary things.  As a young woman I began taking pictures with a small box camera and then upgraded to the Polaroid and 35 mm cameras. With at advent of digital cameras I first used a small one, but now use a Canon. Through my photography I aim to tell stories of the various events and activities around town and, as a lover of nature I have also captured many of the lovely gardens in The Bahamas.

As a result of her contributions to Nassau’s culture and history, Rosemary was recently photographed by Ana-Lisa Wells for the Bahamian Project.

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