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*Due to the size and weight of this item we can only ship to UK & Ireland, USA, Benelux, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain Denmark, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. If you are in another country please contact us for postage costs* "‘90 Degrees Of Shade: Image And Identity In The West Indies - 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean’ celebrates over 100 years of photography in the Caribbean. From calypso kings to Vodou priests, revolutionaries to dictators, colonialism to independence, slave trade to tourist paradise, the many uses and abuses of the Caribbean are vividly captured here. The image of the Caribbean is as much a creation of the outsider as it is the complex identity of its people, a melting pot of races created out of the participants of the 400 year slave trade - enforced Africans, indigenous Caribbeans and their French, Spanish, Dutch and English colonizers. From luscious and beautiful backdrop of tourism and hedonist retreat to colonial outpost and revolutionary threat within North America’s backyard, the complex identity of the Caribbean stands at the intersection of tourism, the detritus of the slave trade, the decline of colonialism and the region’s tropicality. The regions politics span an almost constantly changing path of ideas, radicalism and revolutionaries - from Castro’s Cuba and Michael Manley’s Jamaica, to the violent right-wing dictatorships of Haiti’s Francois ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier and the Dominican Republic’s Rafael Trujillo. • The hundreds of fascinating and unique photographs featured here illustrate more than one hundred years of Caribbean history, culture and industry as well as the subsequent diaspora of its people to America, England, Canada and elsewhere.'