59 School Street, Box 1310, Edgartown MA 02539 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

The Art of the Hunt: Decoys

A Celebration of the Island's Human Diversity

June 16 - September 4, 2017

 

Martha's Vineyard is a place to appreciate natural and human grace. This project arose from the idea that all people possess a unique and essential human story that deserves to be shared.

Immigration is a common historical theme in the region, and many generations of newcomers have found themselves on these shores over the centuries. Each new story brought with it the ability to give a profound contribution to the community. Through exchanging our stories, and filling our hearts with the richness of cultural diversity, we promote the tolerance and openness that are this Island's heritage.

Cultural beauty is boundless, and if we look each other in the eye and listen with compassion, we will find ourselves. We are all one humanity in search of love, dreams, and happiness. Hopefully by sharing these portraits and stories, we will highlight the strong multi-cultural fabric of the Island, and raise awareness for our shared humanity.

 

Mila Lowe
Photographer

 

Angeline - Philippines Pema - Bhutan
Elena - Russia Sasha - Russia
Gislaine - Brazil Sedar - Turkmenistan
Javkhlan - Mongolia Sergio - Argentina
Jirawadee - Thailand Slavic - Moldova
Lora - Bulgaria Tamara - Serbia
Martin - Cameroon Tilma - Albania
Mila - Moldova Uma - India
Nicoleta - Romania Yolani - Marshall Islands

 

Angeline - Philippines

 

 

Elena - Russia

 

 

Gislaine - Brazil

 

 

Javkhlan - Mongolia

 

 

Jirawadee - Thailand

 

 

Lora - Bulgaria

 

 

Martin - Cameroon

 

 

Mila - Moldova

David Welch Photography

 

 

Nicoleta - Romania

 

 

Pema - Bhutan

 

 

Sasha - Russia

 

 

Sedar - Turkmenistan

 

 

Sergio - Argentina

 

 

Slavic - Moldova

 

 

Tamara - Serbia

 

 

Tilma - Albania

 

 

Uma - India

 

 

Yolani - Marshall Islands

 

Funding for this project is provided by the Permanent Endowment Fund of Martha's Vineyard.