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'Out of Many, One Jamaica' exhibition mounted in Brussels

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Stunning images of Jamaica, as captured by Jamaican teenagers, will receive prominence at the headquarters of the European external action service in Brussels, Belgium, at the 'Out of Many, One Jamaica' art exhibition.

Scheduled for December 4, 2015 to January 31, 2016, the exhibition is being mounted as part of the activities to recognise the 40th year of partnership between the European Union (EU) delegation and Jamaica.

'Out of Many, One Jamaica' will feature the work of student photographers in the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Foundation's Resolution Project, which was instituted in high schools in rural Jamaica to train students in photo-journalism and youth advocacy.

Saffrey Brown, general manager of the JNBS Foundation, noted that the collaboration with the European Union for the staging of the exhibition will provide an increased opportunity for Brand Jamaica to be shown on an international landscape and to reinforce the strong partnerships between Jamaica and the EU.

"This exhibition will allow persons to see the authenticity and uniqueness of Jamaica through pictorial depictions," noted Brown. "It will also provide a medium for the students to showcase just how talented they are through their various expressions and interpretations of art. This partnership is indeed a perfect culmination of the 40th-year celebration between Jamaica and the EU, as we are taking Jamaica globally."

Head of the EU Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Paola Amadei, remarked on the importance of the exhibition taking place in Brussels: "Our EU colleagues in Brussels, who have not had the opportunity to experience all of the variety and beauty what Jamaica has to offer, will be able to get a glimpse through this thought-provoking exhibition. It's the perfect way to end a marquee 40th year of progress between the EU and the people of Jamaica."

The mounting of the exhibition is also being held in collaboration with the Jamaican Embassy in Brussels.