Exhibition - From the Archives to the Everyday: Caribbean Visualities and Meanings
Within the context of Black History Month, the Webster Library is pleased to present an exhibition of archival photographs and contemporary texts exploring the rich and diverse visualities of the Caribbean region. The photographs themselves, selected by the Centre International de Documentation et d'Information Haïtienne Caribéenne & Afrocanadienne (CIDIHCA) and Dr. Christiana Abraham date from the 19th century onwards and are drawn from the archives of the Montreal-based CIDIHCA.
The historic and vintage images found here document the day-to-day lives of people from a number of islands throughout the Caribbean including Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Guadeloupe and Dominica. Integral to this exhibition is an experimental interactive audience research that explores contemporary meanings to these rarely-seen images from the past by members of various Caribbean Diaspora communities. The exhibition is interested in how these archival photographs function as glimpses of the past that circulate in current space and time.
Concordia Library would like to express its thanks to the CIDIHCA, CCSU (Concordia Caribbean Students Union) and to the curator Dr. Christiana Abraham, part-time professor in the Department of Communications Studies, for this exhibition.