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Forty pieces of photography by young Barbadians are now on display at the Barbados Museum after the National Geographic Photo Camp’s Exhibition was launched last Friday night.The exhibition, under the theme Waterworks: A Visual Expedition Of Barbados, was a culmination of a one-week camp held earlier this year, with 20 students of various schools in Barbados being trained by top photographers and graphic artists of National Geographic to capture island images of a water theme. The project was also funded by the United States Embassy.United States Charge d’Affaires Dr Brent Hardt and his wife Sasha Hardt, deputy assistant secretary Julissa Reynoso and council president of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Dr Trevor Carmichael, participated in the opening, showering the budding photographers with praises.The artistic quality of the photos suggested that the offerings could be at home in any national art gallery, the poignant images of varied Barbadian life calling out for them to be kept longer on display atThe Museum.Photo camper Melanie Grant described the week as a once in a lifetime opportunity where students were taught many valuable principles by top professionals. She said they had developed lasting relationships, and “it all climaxed” when they were given their own SLR digital cameras.Barbados also topped the National Geographic record for such camps, with students contributing2 900 images. (KB)


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