Plantation, FL. (June 23, 2022) – Celebrating Jamaica’s 60th anniversary of independence, acclaimed photographer David I. Muir presented his series of breathtaking images memorializing his homeland in his second visual homage: Pieces of Jamaica. The photo-art collection was unveiled at Island SPACE Caribbean Museum to more than 100 VIP well-wishers.
The museum, the first and only of its kind dedicated to the rich history and culture of the Caribbean Diaspora, held a private reception Thursday evening, June 23rd, for the Pieces of Jamaica Photo Art Exhibition, where dignitaries, business and community leaders gathered to meet the artist, view images from the collection and preview the upcoming associated coffee table book. Those in attendance, like Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, Jamaica Tourist Board Regional Director Philip Rose, and Jamaican Consul General Oliver Mair had the highest praise for the exhibit, the upcoming book, and its author.
With more than an estimated 300,000 Jamaicans living in South Florida, and many more residents who have a connection with the island, the collection of vivid images on canvas will connect with photography lovers, travel fans, expats and aficionados of Jamaican culture alike.
The Photo Art Exhibit was an introduction to the upcoming release of the new Pieces of Jamaica®: Jamrock Edition book. The crowd celebrated the long awaited second edition to the original book which was released in 2012 to commemorate the island’s 50th anniversary of independence. Muir shared his most memorable moments working on the development of the book and the stories behind some of the captivating photos.
“Every photo tells a story,” says Muir. “And it may not be the obvious meanings that many pictures of the island evoke. I have a special connection to the journey, the memories, the culture and the story behind each tradition every picture serves. It is one of the most rewarding experiences to see the final product. I only hope you enjoy looking and reading it as much as I enjoyed shooting, editing and producing the final product,” he said.
The Pieces of Jamaica exhibit runs through August. Island SPACE Caribbean Museum (8000 W. Broward Blvd, #1422 in Plantation) is located on the northeast entrance to the Broward Mall just south of Broward Blvd., across from Buffalo Wild Wings. Learn more about the Pieces of Jamaica photo exhibit and the Caribbean at large by visiting www.islandspacefl.org. You can pre-order a signed copy of Pieces of Jamaica®: Jamrock Edition, and order readily available prints and merch, at www.piecesofjamaica.com