Galveston Historical Foundation celebrates 150 years with Jason Lee photography collection

(Courtesy city of Galveston)
(Courtesy city of Galveston)

(Courtesy city of Galveston)

In celebration of Galveston Historical Foundation’s 150th anniversary, a collection of photographs taken on the island by photographer and former professional skateboarder Jason Lee is now available for preorder.

Lee will appear at Galveston’s next ArtWalk on Aug. 28, where there will be a gallery showing of the photographs as well as a book signing. The ArtWalk events take place inside existing art spaces every six to eight weeks in partnership with galleries, artist studios, nonprofits and local businesses, according to the Galveston Arts Center.

"Galveston," published by GHF and Film Photographic, is Lee’s limited-edition book featuring 100 film photographs made on Galveston Island in November, according to GHF’s website. A total 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 conceived of a project to capture the historic barrier island where we live,” Executive Director Dwayne Jones said in a news release that was first posted to GHF’s website in June. “We sought contemporary imagery that left uncensored who we are and what we look like at this extraordinary time and invited a critical observer set behind a camera lens to capture us, the good and bad, and to make his mark on our historical timeline.”

The book is $60 and available for preorder as of late August. The copies are due to ship this month.



Read more about Jason Lee and his Texas experiences on the GHF website. The book can be preordered here and ships worldwide.

By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.


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