Photographic journey of Cayman

Much of the beauty of the Cayman
Islands lies hidden from view, only experienced by a select few.

In order to bring this beauty to a
wider audience, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has partnered with
local photographer Courtney Platt to host a slide show featuring a selection of
his work.

The show, entitled Images of
Nature/National Treasures, takes the audience from the surface to the depths of
the Cayman Wall.

The National Trust’s Historic
Programmes Manager, Denise Bodden, will open the evening with a presentation on
the lives of the early inhabitants of Cayman.

The presentation will focus on how
these early settlers used the resources at their disposal to provide food,
shelter and a livelihood for their families. The presentation will aim to bridge
the divide between early culture and the modern tourism industry.

Courtney Platt, an assignment
photographer for National Geographic magazine and resident photographer, will share
photos from his personal collection, built up over 26 years of photographing
Cayman’s natural environment.

“The beauty and diversity of
Cayman’s wildlife is the primary theme of this slide presentation, with a
strong emphasis on the need to protect it in its fragility,” said Ms Bodden.

The slide show will be held at the
National Trust Visitors Centre in the Dart Family Park, South Church Street on
Thursday, 13 May at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the event are $10 for
members of the National Trust or $15 for non-members. Light refreshments will
be served and space is limited.

Contact Denise Bodden at 749-1123
or email [email protected] for more information or to reserve your
space.

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Divers and a submarine explore the wall.
Photo: Courtney Platt
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