OAS/GNT Sustainable Heritage Endorsement Programme

PHOTOVOICE PROMPT #3: The Things Tourists Never See

What do you see here? (Addressed to the whole group)

Tomb stones

Why did you take this photo? (Addressed to the photographer)

It is a sacred place for locals but not easily seen by tourists

What is really happening here? (Addressed to the whole group?alternatively what does the photograph represent?)

There are tombstones belonging to members of the McIntosh family. One of the stones belonged to their two year old daughter.

The stones look identical which could mean they were all placed there at the same time.

Tombstones are sentimental on Carriacou where the majority of people are buried and not cremated.

There are two large government owned cemeteries but dozens that are smaller family owned on the island.

Due to soil erosion a lot of the graves in this cemetery are being washed out to sea.

Petite Dominic and Petite Martinique are in the background.

When a tomb stone is erected people celebrate by cooking Saraca food and dancing the big drum nation dance.

PHOTO Title: Family Cemetery

Photograph Location: Tibeau cemetery, Carriacou

Photographer: Charlie Kingsman