Photo Exhibit to Showcase 35 Years of Big Island Life

Thirty-five years of St. Croix history, culture, wildlife and more, captured by the lens of award-winning photographer Charles Peters, will be on exhibit beginning this Sunday at Fort Frederik Museum.

The exhibit evokes myriad facets of the big island over a broad span of years, with images ranging from Muhammed Ali’s 1983 visit to vibrantly colorful images of native birds.

Also included are stunning photos of masqueraders at carnival, mocko jumbies, traditional dancers, Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Nights over the years, Whim Plantation as it appeared in the late 1970s and more.

There are iconic local figures and important visitors, like famed ’70s talk show host Dick Cavett and ABC News’ first black co-anchor Max Robinson.

A professional photographer, Peters has received national and local awards from the Washington Post and the St. Thomas/St. John Art Council of the Virgin Islands and been published in numerous area magazines.

In 2004 the International Freelance Photographers Organization (IFPO) and the American Image press presented him with the lifetime distinction of honor in the art and science of photography, and inducted Peters into its hall of fame four years later.

The exhibition will open Sunday at 4 p.m. with a ceremony, live music, complementary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, and will be on display until July 8.


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Posted on June 1, 2011, in Arts, Culture, Events and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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