I have long admired Deborah Jack’s work, which is often a series of lyrical portraits that evoke memory, resistance, loss, migration and hope. In her photographs Jack skillfully constructs and deconstructs what viewers think we know, what at first seems obvious, to show us a hidden world of repressed memories. Her photographs are essentially her struggle to understand self and country, place and belonging. They are works that seek to both show and tell about the missing half of the story, the story renowned poet Lorna Goodison insists must be told.
In many ways Jack’s life — and work — parallels the history of the Caribbean. Born in Rotterdam, Holland, to parents who claim ancestry from many parts of the Caribbean, she is the product of migration. Indeed, it is precisely her memories of her island home of St. Martin, real and imagined, which give the island its central importance in her works. (keep reading via huffington)
This flood killed 14 people and caused over $1 billion in damage but ok
First of all, source for that, second who cares, whats 14 people to the gross 8 billion meat flesh homosapiens wandering around, AND, you posted thay passive-agressively, the person that said you go nature probably disnt know these facts you claim, NOR is it his fault…it..happened? It’s nature?? And it IS beautiful. Despite human’s hubris, despite all our technological advances, all it takes is one swfit, vindictive stroke from mother nature to fuck our shit up. If you don’t think that’s beautiful get out of my face