Peter Nakhid, Photographer
Peter Nakhid brings a well-versed and thought out sensibility and integrity to the process of documenting the legacy of African people as their descendants move through the intricate process of celebration and historical understanding. Nakhid’s astute eye for color, movement, and theme enables him to capture the relevance, vitality, and cultural significance of festivities that are contextual reminders of centuries of wisdom and perseverance passed down from one generation to the next. He is not simply a documentarian though that is one of the things that he does well. His Caribbean background and life in the dynamic cross-cultural melting pot of New Orleans has immersed him into a vortex of creativity and expression that he captures with a camera only after his eye recognizes the significance of the moment. His “untitled” exhibition articulates and visualizes passion, emotion, and the intricacies of telling a story without words. aaduna will continue Nakhid’s story in the summer 2015 issue. For now, enjoy this moment with Peter Nakhid.