Many thanks to D’Aguilar Art for posting news on this recent book by writer and photographer Sofia Whitehead: Bahama Mama—Portraits and Wisdom from the Mothers of Bahamian Society (2017). As the graphic designer Adam Cassidy who worked on the project writes, the book is a photographic journey featuring “the portraits and wisdom of the women that hold The Bahamas together.” Cara Hunt reviewed the book in June 2018. Here are excerpts:
Sofia Whitehead’s new coffee table book is a beautiful and inspiring symbol of the resilience and strength of Bahamian women and is aptly named “Bahama Mama – Portraits and Wisdom from the Mothers of Bahamian Society.”
The 300-plus page book is described as a photographic journey through the faces and wisdom of the women that hold The Bahamas together. It features inspirational quotes from more than 50 older women from almost every island in the country. Collectively, they create a compelling look at exactly what it means to be a Bahamian woman.
“‘Bahama Mama’ is photography book comprised of colourful portraits and quotes from the Bahamas’ matriarchs. It reflects the flamboyant colours and vivacious spirit of the women that hold the country together. It looks to capture simple portraits of the raw aesthetic of these women through photographs that accentuate their long lives through the lines on their faces, the bright backgrounds of their environment and powerful gazes that connect with the viewer,” said Sofia. […]
For more information, see https://madmimi.com/s/9eab6c and https://www.behance.net/gallery/58562567/Bahama-Mama-Book