Gates of the Jamaican Ghetto

by Lexine "TheXpressionist" Green
(St. James)


Contest Entry #061- Gates of the Jamaican Ghetto

Rose Heights, Tivoli Gardens, Canterbury, Denham Town, Flankers and many other neglected areas, these rickety structures provide privacy and security for its indigent residents.

Countless individuals fear entering these communities but for me the many unique structures that insulate the homes of these destitute individuals make the best composition for any photograph.

Many may see them as just another old dilapidated zinc fence but I believe they are landmarks of beauty.

It is amazing the ability of Jamaicans to use any available material to create such unique structures.

The structures not only act as perimeter fences but they also exist to represent the struggling Jamaicans they protect. No matter the struggles these Jamaicans may face, they have something or someone that keeps them on their feet and motivated to go on.

These fenced may struggle through bad weather, have shots piercing through it surface, but there is a single nail that keeps the sheets of zinc together and the soil that keeps it standing strong.

See Also: Dario Shields - Ghetto Born, God Raised


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Aug 28, 2013
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NICE NEW
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this is nice... nli real artists can take nething n make it beautiful

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the real ghetto NEW
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mission accomplished...

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Zinc NEW
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This picture captures the material that has been use for many years in the Jamaican culture.

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the real jamaica NEW
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the real side of jamaica

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Zinc Fence NEW
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Original Zinc Fence. Sumn wah most jamaicans have

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true concept
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love the concept that your trying to capture

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Dis remind mi a dung a yaad fi tru...

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Dis remind mi a dung a yaad fi tru...

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Struggles
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This truly reminds me of where I grew up. Oh how true your words are.

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