I am a photographer in Trinidad and Tobago with a special interest in capturing imagery related to performance in the arts and in documenting traditional Carnival portrayals such as Moko Jumbies, Stickfighting and Blue Devil Mas. Among my recent work has been highlighting Keylemanjahro, Trindad's most renowned Moko Jumbies and a commission by the National Parang Association to document the entire Parang season of 2010, while I was Photographer-in-residence at the Makeda Thomas Roots and Wings Movement Summer Dance Institute in July, 2011. I have also been documenting ongoing projects of the Ibis Ensemble in residence at UTT in Port of Spain which included filming the documentary short "Rainforest: A Musical Postcard from Trinidad" which was recently screened at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.
My path to photography has come from a background in sport and education. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin I taught history at both secondary and tertiary levels and am currently a part time lecturer in the Department of Sport and Physical Education at the University of the West Indies. I also worked for 10 years in the golf industry.
My interest in the arts has been significantly influenced by my love of music which includes a special interest in collecting early calypso, string band and big band recordings of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as traditional folk and stickfighting songs. My photography services for corporate, sport, family and cultural events are available upon request. See my contact page for further information.
Please also visit http://www.marianunes.com
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