GOOD Morning Jamaica
This beautiful country has provided me with endless memories through vacations, charitable missions and photography that captures the hard-working yet fresh-spirited energy of the people and their culture. Although times are changing and progressing for the people of Jamaica, it still feels like going back in time compared to our surroundings. Everything is done manually each day, it’s daily hard labor for little or zero money. However, Jamaicans look forward to each morning with renewed purpose and with hope for the future. While men handle the hard labor, the women are in charge of household chores like laundry and food shopping, days start early and end late. Venturing out early one morning with Bally, the local “mayor,” I photographed locals during their various morning routines. Busy mornings are filled with smiles, laughter and jokes. There have been many memorable moments in my trips to Jamaica but never more than when a stranger has become a friend.
My photograph "Sinko" has been chosen to be a part of the RJD Gallery 10th Annual Hamptons Juried Art Show. The "We Believe" exhibition raises funds and awareness for The Retreat, an organization that provides safety, shelter and support for victims of domestic abuse and to break the cycle of family violence. I’m excited to share that Sikno was sold at the opening night reception.
Also, my solo show, "Good Morning Jamaica" will be on display during the month of April at Local Coffee in Montclair, New Jersey. Stop in anytime to view the selection of my photographs of Jamaican locals, enjoy a delicious cappuccino and don't forget to try the Granola Lab Cranberry Cashew Compound, it's my favorite!
"Good Morning Jamaica" will be on display from April 1st to April 30th. On Thursday, April 25th 6-8pm, I will be hosting a reception at Local Coffee. Come by to learn more about the amazing Jamaican locals in the photographs with bubbly and treats. Learn more about the photographs and my work in a cool interview with Local Coffee here.
Local Coffee is located at 107 Watchung Ave, Montclair, NJ.
All proceeds from both shows will be donated back to the featured locals in Jamaica.
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