Moving Jamaica: Scottish Caribbean Connections and Local-Global Journeys
Travel and photography are key components of how we represent, learn about, and experience places. This exciting exhibition of unique historical and contemporary photographs provides a rare opportunity to explore past, present and future cultural landscapes of Jamaica and their Scottish connections. For the first time, the work of 19th-century Dundee-based photographers, Valentine & Sons, as well as images held in the University of St Andrews-based Maitland Dougall Collection, will be presented alongside the recent work of internationally acclaimed photographers, Varun Baker (Jamaica) and Stephen McLaren (Scotland). While visual images, such as those by Valentine & Sons, have historically played an important role in promoting tourist destinations, the exhibition highlights that they run in parallel to more complex, dynamic and revealing stories.
Baker's visually striking work 'Journey' ' also on display at the National Gallery of Jamaica ' provides a personal story that takes us through urban island landscapes and the daily negotiations of those forthrightly facing physical and social challenges.
McLaren's poignant images from 'Jamaica - A Sweet Forgetting' - exhibited at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery - unearth the often hidden, but interwoven legacies of slavery in Jamaica and Scotland.
These visual stories are accompanied by complementary research materials from the Caribbean In/Securities: Creativity and Negotiation in the Caribbean (CARISCC) Network mobile exhibition.
Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
Promoted By: University of Dundee Museum Services
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