Bianca Schladt wins Spirit of St. Martin photo contest


The winning photo by Bianca Schladt captures The Spirit of St. Martin with a vibrant portrait brimming with unique local personality.

Exhibition opens Friday in Grand Case

Grand Case – Island heritage and the art of photographers of all ages are on display at the 2016 Heritage Photo Exhibition at Amuseum Naturalis in Grand Case on Friday. The exhibition will present a wide variety of perspectives on the island’s and features images from every entrant in the photo contest, which was developed by Les Fruits de Mer as an annual way to showcase local heritage and photographers, and as an opportunity to create a public dialogue about the island’s heritage.

Over 140 entries were received for the theme of this year’s contest, The Spirit of St. Martin. “Everyone knows that St. Martin has a unique spirit—whether you’re a lifelong resident or a first-time visitor,” said Les Fruits de Mer President Jenn Yerkes. “When we chose The Spirit of St. Martin as our theme for 2016, we hoped to see a broad and creative range of interpretation, and we did. It’s really inspiring–every entry shows a different perspective on what makes this place so special. Plus, the exhibition is a great opportunity to enjoy art created right here on the island.”

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