Jeremy Faro



In his 1992 Nobel Lecture, Derek Walcott remarked that “visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.” I think about this submission in terms of Humankind and Nature physically meeting, overlapping, or intersecting on Saint Martin/St Maarten in ways that are sudden, surprising, beautiful, and terrifying to me. Vibrancy and vulnerability can be seen or felt in either photograph; the relative strength of either sensation is drawn out from the viewer herself or himself, according to the vagaries of their own personal History and current position in or on the world.

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