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    Peter Nakhid

    Peter Nakhid, as you may know, has been awarded “Griot” status in New Orleans for documenting from a photographic perspective the legacy of people of African descent in the Diaspora.  Born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; married with two adult daughters, Giselle and Zynani, Peter graduated in 1995 from Loyola University with a Masters degree in Pastoral Studies.  In association with Dr. Morris Jeff, Peter helped establish a school in Kibi, Ghana, and along with Father Al McKnight, set up an elementary school, a university, an orphanage, a guest house, and a bakery in Fondwa , Haiti .  A long-time member of the Professional Photographers of America, Mr. Nakhid has worked as a professional photographer for 30 years.  For the past 20 years, his company, Captured Moments, has operated in the New Orleans, Louisiana region, as well as the southern part of the U.S.  He has travelled extensively throughout Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific documenting special events.  In May 2015, Peter traveled to the Bahamas to photograph the first inaugural Junkanoo Carnival in Nassau on Paradise Island.  Interestingly, before New Orleans was rampaged by hurricane Katrina, he consistently maintained three jobs; after Katrina, Peter primarily focused on teaching and photography. Currently, he coordinates a group called Fathers’ Time, which initially started as a support group to address the needs of young teenage fathers.  This program has transformed into a multi-generational group of men and boys that deals with immediate needs, community development, and self-improvement.  Participating with the Fatherhood Initiative at Loyola University, Peter and others created a traveling exhibit displaying positive images of black males with their children.  His current exhibition in aaduna’s spring 2016 issue is part two of a series that once again vividly captures his appreciation for the people of the Diaspora.