These portraits are part of the Bahamian Project, a series of portrait photographs that seek to document the people whose character best reflects the heart and soul of The Bahamas.

“Duke Wells’ compelling portraits come from a larger ongoing project, The Bahamian Project, that seeks to expose and archive a broad range of Bahamians.

“His technical proficiency as a photographer is second to none.

“This, combined with his unyielding interest in the diverse fabric of Bahamian history and culture creates a truly provocative and unprecedented body of work.

“His ongoing efforts secure these works, and works of many other like-minded photographers, in what can and should be seen as the underpinnings of the first portrait gallery in The Bahamas.”

John Cox – Founder, Creative Director, Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts