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Art exhibition portrays life through photography

Art exhibition portrays life through photography

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by Shayne Alexander

Can a picture tell a thousand words? Well many of those who attended the opening of the Art Exhibition sponsored by the Contemporary Young Artist Movement (CYAM) on Friday, August 11, 2006, would answer this question in the affirmative.

The exhibition saw the work of 22-year-old former St. Joseph Convent student Nadia Huggins.

Speaking with Nadia, she claims that the main purpose of the exhibition is exposure. “Many people don’t see photography really as an art in St. Vincent, and it’s great to have a different medium of art out there”. {{more}}

The talented young woman had always been interested in photography from a very tender age. “I used to just take my camera and shoot pictures, anything I see that was interesting,” Nadia disclosed. But as she got older her skills developed, and she began to take her photography seriously. This started a passion for photo-editing thus transforming photographs into masterpieces.

Every picture displayed at the exhibition was taken in St.Vincent and the Grenadines. “Everyday people see the same things because St. Vincent is small, but it’s good now to see things from a different perspective,” Nadia stated.

Although there are many things that you can shoot pictures of, the photographer is more interested in things conceptual – pictures that can tell a story, or convey emotions rather than capture a moment. And now that Nadia realizes the power of her work, she plans to further her studies at Humber College in Canada sometime soon.

Art Lecturer, Vonnie Roudette, stated that she is very happy with Nadia’s work and with the support she received for the opening night. CYAM comprises of past and present students from the St.Vincent Community College A’ level and Design program. The program is an attempt to keep the graduates working together and developing creatively, and for their work to have a social impact.

The exhibition runs from August 11 to 26, Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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