Gates of the Jamaican Ghetto
by Lexine "TheXpressionist" Green
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.
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