OAS/GNT Sustainable Heritage Endorsement ProgrammePHOTOVOICE PROMPT #1: THAT’S WE CULTURE
What do you see here? (Addressed to the whole group)
The face of a Mona Monkey with piercing eyes staring out at the viewer
The sight of a real animal in its habitat
A physical photograph of forest life in Grenada
A wildlife photograph
A glimpse of bright green vegetation to the lower right of the monkey
A background of black and grey sky with dull green vegetation in the foreground above the monkey’s head
There is a thin turquoise or light blue rim above the black and grey sky above the monkey
To the lower left side of the monkey, a splash of brown color frames its multi-colored face (of white, brown, black, peach) and underneath the brown color are the artist’s signature and date (of creation), displayed in white
Why did you take this photo? (Addressed to the photographer)
Initially, I took this photo as a means of creative advertisement.
Second, this picture reflects part of our Grenadian culture that shows art as a place of finance.
Another reason that I captured this photo was that I wanted to show that we have a lot of buried/hidden art here in Grenada that should be shared with the rest of the world.
What is really happening here? (Addressed to the whole group—alternatively what does the photograph represent?)
In capturing the intricate form of the Mona Monkey’s face the photo displays the artist’s
patience as well as it echoes the patience of the Grenadian people, in general, culturally speaking.
Also, the artistic dedication that is seen in the monkey’s face evokes Grenada’s cultural dedication.
The photo, in and of itself, represents the hunting culture in Grenada. As well as it is symbolic of the endangered species issue that is an ongoing concern in Grenada.
Even so, the photo is representative of the diversity of Grenada’s wildlife culture.
PHOTO Title: Boley
Photograph Location: Clozier, St. John’s, Grenada, W. I.
Photographer: Horace George