February 7, 2010

Artist Spotlight: ADEBO THOMAS

Adebo Thomas, a native of Jamaica, migrated to the United States in 1994. With a degree in Philosophy and Art from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College, Thomas has pursued his passion for photography since 1997. As a fine art photographer and photojournalist, his accomplished work has ranged from published photo essays for Jahworks.org, Sam Magazine, and the Beat Magazine, to commissioned assignments by the City of Berkeley, Reggae of the River Festival, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Monterey Bay Reggae Festival, Raggamuffins’ Bob Marley Day Festival, and the Bob Marley Roots Rock and Reggae Festival. His worked has been displayed at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, New York; The Solano Stroll Arts Festival in Berkeley, California; and the Harambee Art Festival at The Artship Gallery at Jack London Square in Oakland, California. For high achievement in the discipline of photography, Thomas received the Charles G. Shaw Memorial Award in 1999. Children with developmental disabilities and international reggae superstars are his current photographic subjects. His portfolio can be seen on www.bluephobos.com.