A study of my grandfather, Radcliffe Randolph Arnold Browne, in the last two years of his life.
Festival, performance, and transmission of black masculinities.
The aesthetics of environmental erasure—of what goes, what remains, and what is brought back to us on the tide.
Myth, method, and metonymies of perspective among the stilt-walker gods of Trinidad.
Night Work I
The contemporary grotesque at Paramin.
Narrative of blackness in light.
The first of four series in my book, HIGH MAS: Carnival and the Poetics of Caribbean Culture, “Seeing Blue” is a premonitory chronicle of my own return to Trinidad and Tobago—and the emergence of an idea of Caribbeanist Photography as I would come to understand it.
On Carnival Monday night, Blue Devils of Paramin gather to compete in Fatima Junction, high in the hills above Maraval in Northern Trinidad. And though they measure their skills in combinations of dance and terror, there is an unmistakeable humanity that punctuates every unsaid word, every hardened stare.