Imaging her own island view

Heather Wood, Lifestyle Editor Published Feb 1, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Feb 1, 2019 at 1:41 pm)

If you want to know Jayde Gibbons’s Bermuda, take a look at her photographs.

Spoiler alert: there aren’t any beach scenes or palm trees; you won’t see businessmen posing around Hamilton.

Sonny immortalised: Jayde Gibbons’s photographs are part of an exhibit now on at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. She took the picture of Reginald “Sonny” Furbert about a year before his death last week (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

“My pictures are more about our culture, which is not defined by pink sand and Bermuda shorts,” she said. “I like to capture the essence of Bermudian life.”

The 25 images she has on display at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art give insight. There’s a shot of Misty’s, the takeout restaurant in Somerset Village, of Cleveland County’s self-proclaimed mayor, Colin “Bo” Smith, and of Reginald “Sonny” Furbert, the well-known homeless man who died last week. READ MORE….

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