In the Bahamas, the Junkanoo celebration is synonymous with the yuletide season; one without the other is unimaginable. As a child, I would lie in bed awake at nights listening to the beating of the goatskin drums -- a sound that let me and other Bahamians within the sound's realm, know that Christmas was coming. The photographs in this work represent my own perspective on the Junkanoo celebration; its spirit and splendor as expressed through the color, craftsmanship and pageantry of Junkanoo. Preview shows first 27 pages. Copyright, 2010
Charise Hepburn is a Bahamian currently residing in the US. She is a self-taught photographer and art enthusiast with an interest in human conditions, which encompasses landscape and people in their natural environment, and cultural celebrations such as the one captured in this work. While she has always enjoyed photography and art, in 2002 when she returned home for a visit, she took with her a pocket 30MM film camera and captured a single image of a fisherman playing a guitar. This became her most defining and memorable photographical moment. To receive information regarding updates and future book plans, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks.