*(New York, NY) — Popular WBLS-FM broadcast personality/philanthropist Debi Jackson, aka Debi B, who co-hosts the long-running show, Sunday Classics, along with her legendary husband, Hal Jackson, group chairman of ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Inc., will launch her first photo exhibit at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 W. 125th St., 2nd Floor, NYC, NY during Women’s History Month.
A reception feting Debi Jackson, who is sharing her collection of 40 of her most memorable prints for the first time, will take place on Monday, March 7, 2011, from 6-8 pm. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. The broadcast personality’s prints will be for sale, with proceeds being donated to the Youth Development Foundation, Inc. Suggested minimum bid is for each print is $60. The photographs that will be on display fall into six special categories: famous faces, sunsets, beaches, my feet travel, structures, and her favorite subject matter, flowers and butterflies.
“I love taking pictures,” says the broadcast personality who has co-hosted Sunday Classic along with Hal Jackson for over 25 years. “My exhibit is unique, and each photo holds a special place in my heart. In particular, I love photographing nature, and I have been blessed with a New York City penthouse garden that attracts the most amazing butterflies.”
The travel aficionado owns her own agency, Myfeettravel.com, and states that many of the photographs on display are precious memories of her and her husband’s frequent travels to such far away places as Belize, the Turks and Caicos, Italy, Mexico, Vail and Las Vegas.
Music lovers will enjoy browsing through her collection of famous faces, which include portraits of Hal Jackson and his celebrity friends, including the incomparable Alicia Keys as well as Steve Harvey, Smokey Robinson and Keith Sweat.
“I have been interested in photography ever since I received a Brownie camera as a child many years ago. But over the past 15 years, I have taken cameras everywhere with me, documenting magnificent moments with my husband Hal Jackson and our travels. Recently, I started using a Cannon 5D Mark 2 camera, and I find that I can do so much more with this camera.”
In addition to her broadcasting duties at 107.5 WBLS-FM, Debi Jackson is the CEO of the Youth Development Foundation, Inc., producers of Hal Jackson’s Talented Teens Scholarship Competition, an annual event that has taken place for over 40 years. In addition, Mrs. Jackson sits on the boards of The New York Urban League; Wheelchair Charities Inc.; The Make The Grade Foundation; Jersey Ski, Inc.; Insight For New Housing and Black Women For Black Girls.