Exhibitions - 2020-A Look Back

A Traveling Photo Exhibit

Join us for the opening reception July 16, 2021 from 5pm-7pm

The year 2020 impacted communities across the nation. In one community, Amelia Island/Nassau County, Florida, four women came together to develop a community wide photo project that would capture a year like no other. The women, Karen Bowden, Dickie Anderson, Sarah Edwards and Barbara Hopkins, members of the Amelia Island's Plantation Artist's Guild and Gallery, were inspired by a project in England led by Kate Middleton and the National Portrait Gallery. The project, Hold Still, selected 100 photos out of the 30,000 submissions that portrayed a range of emotions relating to COVID-19 for display.

The foursome launched 2020-A Look Back and called for photos taken during the year 2020 on Amelia Island and in Nassau County. The exhibit displays colorful enlarged photos each accompanied by a short narrative. The photos mostly taken on cell phones reveal emotion, adaptation, humor and resilience. A magazine is available which features the entire collection of photos. Sales benefit Arts Alive-Nassau a non-profit organization that provides arts programming to the children of Nassau County.