As Jamaica celebrates its 60th Anniversary of independence, creatives are conceptualizing commemorative keepsakes to mark the occasion. Acclaimed photographer David I. Muir’s offering is the second volume of his 2012 best selling coffee table book, Pieces of Jamaica.
Ten years after Muir released his first collection of images depicting Jamaica through raw, unfiltered photographs of its people, he traveled the island to capture its spirit once again. Pieces of Jamaica: Jamrock Edition is a masterpiece featuring landscapes, places and activities. Muir collaborates with photographer and fine artist Sean Henry to showcase the island, depicting aspects of the culture that, though beautiful, are not typically published or celebrated.
About Pieces of Jamaica: Jamrock Edition
With more than 200 pages of photographs, Pieces of Jamaica: Jamrock Edition tells the story of the island through thematic chapters filled with breathtaking images of natural landscapes, vestiges of colonialism, places of pride, word-class tourism hotspots, the creative spirit manifested and even the hopeful faces of the island’s next generation.
Brought to life through the eyes of sons and daughters of Jamaica, this story of “the Rock” also includes archival images, quotes about the island, patriotic prose and large, immersive visuals of the most familiar Jamaican sights as well as lesser-known gems the artists invite you to explore. Watercolor paintings and line art from Henry dot the book, creating eye-catching visuals that welcome readers to revel in the true beauty of Jamaica’s people and places.
Through Muir’s lens and Henry’s brush strokes, the spirit of Jamaica comes alive.
Pieces of Jamaica: Jamrock Edition will be available July 2022 at $125 USD with presale discounted prices available in the months before. Custom prints from the books also are available for purchase online.
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