OAS/GNT Sustainable Heritage Endorsement ProgrammePHOTOVOICE PROMPT #5: Lost & Found
What do you see here? (Addressed to the whole group)
Why did you take this photo? (Addressed to the photographer)
To show natural, black hairstyles are becoming more popular again.
Culture: appreciation for natural hairstyles.
Economics: more reasonable expenses: less money spent on chemicals and dyes.
Social: start to embrace who we are: not copying other cultures: we are comfortable with ourselves.
What is really happening here? (Addressed to the whole group—alternatively what does the photograph represent?)
Confusion: rolled up effect in corkscrew: protectiveness
Focus: tunnel vision
Green: durability, economic, cultural, and social growths
Naturalness: no chemicals: last longer: less foreign influencers: less fragmented culture
Longevity: reliability, economic progress, calmness
Hazy sky: Grenada’s dull, gloomy culture: far from our roots: following Brazilian weaves instead of natural hairstyles; down-spirited attitudes: go back to natural roots: stop throwing away money: stop giving money to foreign merchants who are exploiting us
Contrast of Hazy sky/light: ray of light: natural hair coming back
Head: mindfulness or awareness: conscious experience: knowledge about something: like an isolated tree standing tall
Corkscrew patterns: represent circular motion: Grenada going around in circles: Grenada is confused: perfect isolation: also shows unity in keeping to itself, coiled up in balls of corkscrew balls
PHOTO Title: Naturally On Point
Photograph Location: Clozier, St. John’s
Photographer: Joan Charles