If a picture tells a thousand words, the pictures of Alessandro Sarno have given us a mirror into our own world in The Bahamas. Through this looking glass of photography, he has been able to capture specific moments in time and history that combine to give us the great majestic symphony that is Junkanoo. Junkanoo is a symphony of a people, hundreds of people coming together to play one song about one moment, about one destiny as humanity. Junkanoo is the heartbeat of who we are as a People—it captures the voice, the unity, the strength, and the beauty of The Bahamas in every sound, in every step. Junkanoo tells the story of our collective consciousness in the spirit of galvanizing and humanizing a nation. By engaging all the senses, we bring together hands and hearts, minds and bodies, into One Song. One Dance. One People. All our intellectual, artistic, and spiritual endeavours are revealed in this common loftier goal. And all ancestors smile as we speak the language of how far we have come ... by faith.
Arlene Nash Ferguson