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PHOTOVOICE PROMPT #1: THAT’S WE CULTURE

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

A shop, people chatting, typical Grenadians sitting down by the shop all day, a lonely or drunk guy, fire hydrant.

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

Being a female, street harassment is a reality. Culture is the way of life of a people, objectification of women is a culture in Grenada. They show images of us dancing with fruits but culture as a female in a Caribbean country is not as fun and easy as it seems.

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

Life of the people in the shop and how they interact with others on the outside.

Rum shop, calling out to women. If the woman ignores them they chant her down.

I don’t want to in shops sometimes because it is annoying.

Conversation stops, stares start when you are walking by.

Girl in the photo might be exposed to that at a young age. Age means nothing, they will call out to you either way.

Fear, hostility

Its not about attraction, it’s about being a female and being an object.

It’s degrading.

PHOTO Title: Purple Rum Shop

Photograph Location: Perdmontemps, St. David

Photographer: Niomi Marshall

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