Hugh Bell was a renowned art and commercial photographer, who worked in New York City over the course of his entire professional career. Hugh Bell’s parents were from St. Lucia, and his wife was born in Haiti. Over the course of his lifetime, Bell made several trips to the West Indies and Brazil. The photographs that he created during these voyages include “Carnival” (Trinidad, 1963). “Early Morning” (Antigua, 1980), “Emmeline” (1970, Haiti), and “Boat People” (n.d., Copacabana Beach, Brazil).
In 2014 GME was engaged on an exclusive basis by the Bell Estate to manage the collection of Hugh Bell’s photographs and to further the artist’s legacy. GME is committed to resurrecting the career of this overlooked photographer, through licensing of his photographs, publishing books of his photographs, mounting curated exhibitions, and in identifying museums, archives, and libraries interested in acquiring selections from this significant collection of his photographic works.