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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...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 35–56.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of remixing, 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...
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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 to a...
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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...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 126–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
... 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 and...
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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 the...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 143–163.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the ways the black male body was mobilized in the development of Jamaican art and visual culture. © 2020 Small Axe, Inc. 2020 art Jamaica nationalism photography queer You sat there Quite unconscious of your charm; You never guessed What beauty you possessed; Your nut-brown skin...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 81–93.
Published: 01 July 2017
... the Americas (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003). Taylor argues that archival records at face value are insufficient to describe a complex diasporic history, and advocates a contemplation of the ephemeral such as bodily gestures. 23 Susan Sontag, On Photography (London: Penguin, 1978...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 28–46.
Published: 01 March 2021
... context of black civilian internment—for both the artist-prisoner and the researcher. © Small Axe, Inc. 2021 Suriname World War II black prisoners internment art photography Buried in the storage facility of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in suburban Washington, DC...
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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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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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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 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
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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 (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 (2009) 13 (1): 230–233.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 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 for the Arts Fellowship, and...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
.... Recent texts, magazines, and websites, including Krista Thompson's An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Figure 1. Sheena Rose, Sweet Gossip: I wonder how she does bathe , 2012. Performance by Sheena Rose. Photograph by Adrian Richards. Figure 1. Sheena Rose...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 281–282.
Published: 01 March 2013
... L eigh R aiford is associate professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where her teaching and research interests focus on photography, film, and art of the African diaspora. She is the author of Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the...