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RUDDY ROYE NAMED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FELLOW

 

Jamaican Radcliffe (Ruddy) Roye has been named one of nine 2020-2021 National Geographic Storytelling Fellows. A documentary photographer, Roy specializes in editorial and environmental portraits and photojournalism and is a frequent photographer for National Geographic. He says he is particularly inspired by and interested in the people of Jamaica.

The National Geographic Society nominated Fellows for their dedication and commitment to shining a light on the shared human experience and demonstrating the power of science and exploration to change the world. The NGS will be working with C. Daniel Dawson, adjunct professor at Columbia University and curator, to support and curate the work of fellows whose projects elevate stories of resilience, power, and injustice among Black Americans.

As a fellow, Roye will use the award to fund his project, “When Living is a Protest,” which  documents the intentional and purposeful way families who have lost a family member to gun violence — whether by police or white supremacists — cope with these deaths.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art’s special exhibition on artistic achievements of early Caribbean civilizations opens December 16.

The winners of the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s first Youth Exhibition are now on display at the Jamaica Conference Centre, 14 – 20 Port Royal Street, Kingston through  January 31st

Students from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts have partnered with The Ministry of National Security to paint peace murals in Swallowfield.

 

Jamaican photographer Steve James will show his work at “Let There Be Reggae” from December 5th to 8th at The Lab (400 NW 26 Street) in Wynwood, Miami.

Jamaican multidisciplinary artist Jamilah Sabur’s work will be shown at the second annual Faena Festival during Miami Art Week 2019.

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