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February 21, 2008

Maroon photo exhibition being launched at Museum in Docklands

A stunning display of photographs of the self-governing Maroon community in Jamaica will go on show today until 31 August, as part of the London, Sugar & Slavery gallery’s exhibition at Museum in Docklands.

The display of over 50 photographs in a montage and a short film draws attention to the forgotten story of the Maroons who refused to be enslaved, survived in remote parts of the Caribbean islands and helped destabilise the plantation system. Even today they live in close communities independent from the government. continue reading

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