One Hurricane Season

“This work is an amalgamation of things that have gone the same way of my grandmother’s memories, carried into the ether by the water and the wind.”

CDS has been fortunate to have documentary artist Tamika Galanis in its orbit since her days as an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts student (’16). She was the inaugural Post-MFA Fellow in the Documentary Arts for 2017–18, part of our Documentary Diversity Project, a three-year pilot that builds pathways for more people of color to become nonfiction artists and producers. She started work on One Hurricane Season during her time here, a solo exhibition of photos, experimental videos, and collages on view at CDS through February 17, 2019. The show is part of Tamika’s ongoing project around the representation and history of her native Bahamas, work that she continues at the Library of Congress as the Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection. She described the genesis of One Hurricane Season in an essay that includes selections from the exhibition; the piece first appeared in the Oxford American as part of CDS’s online publishing partnership with the magazine.

CDS Shortwave Spotlight: Tamika Galanis