Works of the winners of the Caribbean Netherlands photo contest “This is the place” are currently on display at the Vacation Fair in Utrecht, writes The Daily Herald. Statia Commissioner Carlyle Tearr officially opened the Caribbean Netherlands Expo on Tuesday.
Photos of the contest winners from Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, printed on canvas and posted on large screens, gave the Caribbean Village at the Vacation Fair an extra dimension and many of the visitors stopped to look at the photos after the opening of the exhibition “CN Expo” on Tuesday.
The exhibition displays photos of Ellen Richardson from St. Eustatius, Esmeralda Johnson of Saba, Earduchen Woodley of St. Eustatius, Alessandro Guido and Frankelly Wilson from Saba, Frini Spanner from St. Eustatius, Jasper Oei of Saba, Cheriette van der Lugt from St. Eustatius, Hanneke Magee Quist from Saba, Martijn Schuuring from Saba, Twiixxii Rojas and Maaike Patrick from St. Eustatius, and Hemmie van Xanten of Saba. The expo also shows the work of three young photographers from the Windward Islands: 7-year-old Denicio Levenstone (ed. Saba-News: corrected after remarks from readers) and 10-year-old Olivia Simone Ann Marie Johnson both from Saba, and 6-year-old Jurgen Leon of St. Eustatius.
The exhibition at the Vacation Fair, which will be open until the fair’s closure on Sunday, was the first public display of the CN Expo in the Netherlands. It is possible that the CN Expo will move to The Hague afterwards. The CN Expo was opened by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima on Bonaire on November 20. The winning photos were on display at the G.J.B. public library on St. Eustatius and at the Eugenius Johnson Centre on Saba from November 16 to December 13.