Welcome to the world through her lens.
ABWilson is a photographer who is always looking for the next great picture. She specializes in first getting close to her subjects and then steps back to see what else is going on.
As a student and practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry, (which uses strengths and successes to find solutions), ABWilson continually asks, what is extraordinary, where is the beauty? Sometimes the answer is obvious. Other times, ABWilson will pause, look through the lens of her camera and find the perfect image that may not be obvious at first glance.
In 2014, ABWilson was one of two international students selected to study with Invisible Photography Asia under Kevin Ox Lee, in Singapore. Although an online class, ABWilson traveled to Singapore to participate in one of the classes and attended a lecture of internationally renowned photographer, Che Ahmed Azhar. This lecture would forever shape her view of street photography. The lesson is, even if the person says no, don’t be deterred. Tomorrow they may say yes. Consistently getting out, day after day taking pictures is what makes a good photographer, great.
In 2019, she started working with Lisa Howie of Black Pony Gallery and together have hosted four online exhibitions and one in-person exhibition.
In 2020, the Bermuda National Museum invited her to be a judge for Dr. Reg Grundy Annual Youth Photography Competition. She was subsequently asked to teach two photography classes for the winners of the competition.
In 2021, a piece of her art, “Deconstructing the past into smaller pieces of beauty, while making room for the new …” was accepted in the Masterworks Tenth Charman Prize. She received an honorable mention.
In 2022, her photograph, “A Language of Green Things II” was selected to be in the Bermuda National Gallery 2022 Biennial.
In 2023, ABWilson was featured in two exhibitions, Ignite with Art in Hamilton, Bermuda and was one of seven artists featured in the Miami, Florida Atlantic Arthouse. Her art can also be seen at Cambridge Beaches Bermuda Art Gallery, in Sandys Bermuda.
At 59 years old, she is just at the start of her photography journey.