MELISSA ALCENA

SEE ME HERE

JULY/ AUGUST

2019

For her first solo show at the Art Gallery of the Central Bank titled “See me Here”, Bahamian photographer Melissa Alcena created a series of eighteen new portraits from an unusual vantage point.

 

Setting her camera from behind she followed a long overlooked tradition of portraiture that flirts with the power of mystery and provokes questions about identity, circumstances and action.

 

Melissa Alcena (b.  1988 in Nassau, The Bahamas) attended Lyford Cay International School and graduated from St. Andrew's International School in 2006. In 2010 she enrolled at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, and completed a two-year Applied Photography course in 2012. She exhibited at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, the D’Aguilar Art Foundation and The Central Bank of The Bahamas. Her work is frequently featured in international magazines, like VOGUE Italy among others.

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