The Immigrant Issue

Gertrud©SeBiArt06Aunt Gertrud Kretzchmar (Tante Trude). Beskyden, Czech Republic, 2009. © Berette Macaulay.

Sierra Leone/Jamaica | A Mythology of Memory — Photo Essay by Berette Macaulay


The portraits featured here in ‘A Mythology of Memory’ are from a genealogical study rooted in my own multicultural/immigrant experience. My interest in investigating family roots developed when my father died in 2006. I began to confront the Myth of the Man, the stories around how my family ended up in Jamaica, how my parents fled Sierra Leone for their lives, our hero worship of my father, and thus the Myth of Myself.

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