The goal of the Project is to create a permanent collection of photographs to provide recognition, foster cultural awareness and create a record of the people who make The Bahamas so unique.
The Bahamian Project was conceived by fine-art photographer Duke Wells in collaboration with the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and Popopstudios International Center for The Visual Arts.
The goal of the Bahamian Project is to create a permanent collection of high quality portrait photographs that document the character and preserve the legacy of the individuals who make The Bahamas so unique.
The community inspired project will explore the Bahamian reality from a humanistic point of view while providing recognition, fostering cultural awareness and creating a record of the people in the form of high quality portraiture.
The Bahamian Project will preserve history, providing meaning and insight to this chapter in the story of The Bahamas, showing the good in Bahamian society so that it may be fostered, enriched and enjoyed forever.
There will be approximately 60 portraits taken in the first year of the ongoing project.
At the end of the first year, the NAGB will host an exhibition of the photographs as part of their programming for the 40th Anniversary of The Bahamas' Independence.
Popopstudios International Center for The Visual Arts is an independent art studio and gallery dedicated to the preservation and advancement of alternative Bahamian visual culture. The goal is to educate, promote, expose, and defend new and challenging developments in contemporary art in The Bahamas.
The NAGB is committed to engaging the history of Bahamian Art and Visual culture and supporting contemporary movements and experimental contemporary art practice through exhibitions, an extensive public program schedule, community and regional projects and partnerships, arts education, providing fellowships and grants, the establishment and support of an art library and the building of the National Collection.
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