“Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust” by Nadia Huggins

This series of images taken by the photographer, artist and director Nadia Huggins is part of her ongoing documentation of the explosive eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano on the island of St Vincent in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Huggins’ work is often concerned with the sculptural and the human, the static and the liminal and, in turning her gaze to the impact of this natural disaster on the lived environment, similar antinomies are apparent.



Nadia Huggins was born in Trinidad and Tobago and grew up in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where she is currently based. Huggins has been exhibited in group shows in Canada, USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Ethiopia, Guadeloupe, France, and the Dominican Republic. In 2019, her solo show Human stories: Circa no future took place at Now Gallery, London UK. Her work forms part of The Wedge Collection (Toronto, Canada), The National Gallery of Jamaica (Kingston), and The Art Museum of the Americas (Washington DC, USA). She was selected for The New York Times New York Portfolio Review (2018),  and her work has been included in several publications, including the A to Z of Caribbean Art. She is the co-founder of ARC Magazine and One Drop in the Ocean – an initiative that aims to raise awareness about marine debris.

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