Jamaica Hidden Histories - 'Intergenerational'

Here is a project I had exhibited at the OXO Tower art space in London for the 'Jamaica Hidden Histories' exhibition. See below for full details on the project: I’ve always been interested in the social aspect of race and how different races inerteract with each other. After watching a group interview relating to the psychological effects slavery can have through the generations, I began to question my own position. Knowing that I come from a line of ancestors that had been slaves, this also made the project very personal, and made me reflect on my own experiences with racism and how much has changed since. This set of portraits focus on identity, specifically identity through the generations and the psychological effects slavery can have on those whose ancestors had been subject to a life in shackles. Through presenting four different generations of my family, starting with my mixed race great-grandmother (whose mother would have been raped by a slave owner) and ending with my older brother, my aim was to show how recent slavery was, as well as challenge the idea of racism being a thing of the past, and how as living products of these atrocities we choose to live our lives in the present day.

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