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Bahamian Project photographers preserve history through portraiture


Published: Mar 15, 2017

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Over the past four years, Bahamian Project photographers have created over 120 high-quality portraits that capture the personality of people whose lives have helped shape the heart and soul of The Bahamas.

These archival portraits hold great historical, social and cultural significance as they convey a visual statement about this time in Bahamian history for Bahamians and others to enjoy forever. It is hoped that the collection of photographs will inspire the foundation of a permanent national portrait gallery.

The portraits tell the story of people from all walks of life throughout our islands. From the bright lights to the raw gems of Bahamian society, people whose character forms the basis of our unique cultural identity.

An impressive group of talented photographic artists are participating in the Bahamian Project, including; Dante Carrer, Vado Culmer, Chris Day, Demetrius Francisco, Guilden Gilbert, Torrell Glinton, Rosemary Hanna, Nowe Harris-Smith, Ben Jamieson, Donald Knowles, Scharad Lightbourne, Rashad Penn, Alessandro Sarno, Andre Sheppard, Duke Wells, Ana-Lisa Wells, Lyndah Wells and Sofia Whitehead.

"Each of these photographic artists show their sincere dedication and passion for photography and their abiding love for The Bahamas by volunteering their time on this important project," said Duke Wells, the Bahamian Project's creative director and lead photographer.

Representing a broad cross-section of the photographic community in The Bahamas, Bahamian Project photographers are committed to similar standards for high-quality portraiture. However, each artist has developed their own technical and artistic approach, interpreting portrait assignments in their own unique style using lighting, locations, backgrounds and photographic techniques.

Other photographers who wish to contribute images to the Bahamian Project are welcome to submit their work for review. Visit BahamianProject.com for more information.


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