In celebration of the Galveston Historical Foundation’s 150th anniversary, a collection of photos taken on the island by photographer and former professional skateboarder Jason Lee is now available for pre-order.
Lee will be performing at the next Galveston ArtWalk on August 28th, which will feature a gallery of the photographs and a book signing. The ArtWalk events take place every six to eight weeks in existing art spaces in partnership with galleries, artist studios, non-profit organizations and local businesses, according to the Galveston Arts Center.
“Galveston,” published by GHF and Film Photographic, is Lee’s limited edition book of 100 film photos taken on Galveston Island in November, according to the GHF website. A total of 2,500 copies of the book will be produced; the photos are in color and black and white.
“As our world struggled through the tragic pandemic in 2020, GHF planned a project to conquer the historic barrier island we live on,” said Executive Director Dwayne Jones in a press release first published on the GHF website in June. “We were looking for contemporary images that left uncensored who we are and what we look like in this extraordinary time, and we invited a critical observer behind a camera lens to capture us, the good and the bad, and trace it on our historical timeline leave behind.”
The book is priced at $ 60 and will be available for pre-order in late August. The copies should be sent this month.