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“I call them neighbours”

by Nicholas Laughlin on August 30, 2010

Rafael Ferrer c. 1969. Photograph courtesy Da Wire When a critic referred to his style as “faux primitivism,” Ferrer objected that the characterisation was based on a prejudice about the people he depicted rather than on his way of painting them. “They can call the people in the paintings natives or they can call them [...]


The unity is submarine

by Nicholas Laughlin on August 11, 2010

Government Cut, Miami. Photograph by Emilio Labrador, posted at Flickr under a Creative Commons license What is the Caribbean? is not an unanswerable question. But there isn’t — will never be — a single, definitive answer that can encompass the complications of the geographic region named for the Caribs of half a millennium ago, its [...]