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YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER FINALLY WINS JIS COMPETITION

 

Aspiring photographer Yone Gordon placed first in photography in the Jamaica Information Service 2019 Heritage Competition. He had placed second and third in previous years. Gordon was one of 17 participants awarded prizes for entries in the categories of Photography, Poster and Essay, under the theme ‘Reparation.’ The competition targeted students, who were required to submit a high-resolution-quality photograph and were judged based on originality, composition, technicality and impact.

 

Gordon also got a $15,000 cash prize, a course at the Caribbean School of Media and Communication at UWI, Mona; a day pass to Jewel Runaway Bay resort; a tablet; and a book from the Centre for Reparation Research at UWI.

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Jamaican born artist Jasmine Thomas-Girvan has a show at the David Zwirner Gallery in London.

O’Neil Lawrence is the new Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Jamaica. Lawrence will oversee the Gallery’s exhibitions and be responsible for the development of Jamaica’s national art collect

This year, the National Gallery of Jamaica will present the Dawn Scott Award to a participating artist in its Summer Exhibition 2019, which runs from July 28 to October 27, 2019.

Admission to the National Gallery of Jamaica is free every Saturday in July and August from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This fall the Swiss will get a chance to see the work of five Jamaican artists in Geneva.

Jamaican artist and sculptor, Nakazzi Hutchinson, will showcase her glass and ceramic masks and sculptures at the Zari Gallery, in London from July 4 – 19.

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