Portraits from Jamaica

Paradise Plantation is a documentary photography project which focuses on the destructive and neocolonial impact tourism has on Jamaica’s local economies as told through the perspective of working-class Jamaicans.

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Ireashia Monét
The Pearls My Mother Gave Me

Photographed mostly in Trenton, SC, I revisit the birthplace of my great-great grandmother to reconnect with black southern life and my ancestral origins. I combine photo, video, and audio to create an oral and visual documentation of the healing properties of the rural south and the process of understanding my maternal family history.

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Ireashia Monét