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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 263–280.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Leigh Raiford What is the relationship between photography and diaspora? How did this relationship stave off the catastrophe of black life? This essay uses the nineteenth-century photographic form of the stereograph as a hermeneutic. Through an examination of two iconic photographs of Pan-African...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 50–74.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of violence and the visible; the crisis of imperial legitimacy; and what I call `the enemy deficit. What is the relation between photography and forgetting? What accounts for the persistent presence of photography in the scene of torture? I critique the `pornography-made-them do-it” narrative and explore...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., they engage with the affect and entanglements of family photography to form a visual vocabulary of diasporic kinship. In doing so, the artwork—collages, documentaries, installations—interrogates the afterlife of the nineteenth-century European colonial experiment of Chinese indenture, designed to install...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Dixa Ramírez Focusing on early-twentieth-century images, this essay constructs a method for discerning how ordinary, often anonymous, Dominicans fulfill, refuse, or frustrate the myriad desires contained in the imperial gaze as recorded in photography. This method, which the author terms “ monte...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 232–243.
Published: 01 July 2018
... Woman exemplifies postindenture or “coolietude” aesthetics otherwise documented in art, performance, and photography. Taking this up, the commentary’s letter form is counterarchival, an imaginative and intergenerational object that cites Bahadur’s techniques of memory work and her provocation...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 157–168.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Richard J. Powell In response to Krista A. Thompson's An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque (2006), this essay considers the notion of a tourism generated tropical image, but informed and colored as well by local self-conceptions. From probing...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 126–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the Dominican art scene both thematically and technically. While Ramírez creates installations that include wood carving, xylography, and paint, Paiewonsky often combines textile design and sewing with other artistic media technologies, excelling at photography. Despite the diverse old and new materials...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the political fortunes of black male leadership in the Caribbean as potentially thwarted by female authority, ancestral shame, and the objectification of tourist photography offers a useful way of conceptualizing the black radical tradition in terms of vulnerability as a condition to be avoided. Moreover...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 24–45.
Published: 01 July 2022
... workers that photographs create is informed by even as it reinforces a colonial order of racial segregation. By identifying the photographic traces of Indians’ indentureship, this essay introduces time and motion into still photography that reduces Indian lives to single ethnographic instances. It also...
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Published: 01 March 2015
“Still from Beach Scene,” Passage , 2013. Director, Kareem Mortimer; Director of Photography, Ian Bloom. “Still from Beach Scene,” Passage, 2013. Director, Kareem Mortimer; Director of Photography, Ian Bloom. More
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Caribbean visual culture is inextricably linked to circulation of knowledge and production of global culture and visual representation. 49 See Ariella Azoulay, The Civil Contract of Photography (New York: Zone, 2008), 14. 48 See Fatoumata Diabaté, “Photographing the Social Body: Malian...
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Published: 01 March 2015
“Still from Dance Scene,” Children of God , 2011. Director, Kareem Mortimer; Director of Photography, Ian Bloom. “Still from Dance Scene,” Children of God, 2011. Director, Kareem Mortimer; Director of Photography, Ian Bloom. More
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Published: 01 March 2015
“Still from Cave Scene,” Children of God , 2011. Director, Kareem Mortimer; Director of Photography, Ian Bloom. “Still from Cave Scene,” Children of God, 2011. Director, Kareem Mortimer; Director of Photography, Ian Bloom. More
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 123–146.
Published: 01 March 2015
...“Still from Beach Scene,” Passage , 2013. Director, Kareem Mortimer; Director of Photography, Ian Bloom. “Still from Beach Scene,” Passage, 2013. Director, Kareem Mortimer; Director of Photography, Ian Bloom. ...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
...). 25 McGilchrist, e-mail to author, 15 December 2012. 24 Susan Sontag, On Photography (New York: Delta, 1980), 4. 23 Fanon, ibid. 22 W. E. B. DuBois, “The Souls of Black Folks,” in Three Negro Classics (New York: Avon, 1965), 215; Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks , trans...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 230–233.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Museum in Harlem, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and most recently at the Brooklyn Museum in the show “Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art.” He has been the recipient of the Studio Museum in Harlem Artist in Residence, Center for Photography at Woodstock Fellowship, the New York Foundation...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 260–265.
Published: 01 March 2017
... book manuscript “Whose Modern? Forging Futures in the Trans-Caribbean, 1900–1915” shows Caribbean people measuring—in the silences and fantastical resolutions of their novels or in their complex responses to the era's faith in photography—the growing imperial interests of the United States against...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 187–194.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Robert Charlotte © 2020 Robert Charlotte 2020 Une réflexion sur l’acte photographique du portrait. En reportage ou en documentaire, la géopolitique des lieux conditionnera l’axe ou le point de vue du regard. La photographie devient une construction...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 119–137.
Published: 01 June 2007
...: The Curator’s Palette,” Small Axe no. 4 (September 1998), 65–83. 5. For a more detailed description of this “Caribbean picturesque” aesthetic, consult Krista Thompson,An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006...
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 2 Rex Nettleford in performance in Myal (chor. Rex Nettleford), 1974. Maria LaYacona Photography. Courtesy of the National Dance Theatre Company Figure 2. Rex Nettleford in performance in Myal (chor. Rex Nettleford), 1974. Maria LaYacona Photography. Courtesy of the National Dance More