Trinidad, courtesy Alcoa Steamship Co., Robert Bagby, Linhof 4 x 5 Press Camera, Bagby 15

Title
Trinidad, courtesy Alcoa Steamship Co., Robert Bagby, Linhof 4 x 5 Press Camera, Bagby 15
Description
This black and white photograph features a Trini man standing in front of a temple or some sort of ornate building—adorned with Indian inspired paintings—and holding a vase full of foliage of some sort. This photo conjures up thoughts of the mysterious, impoverished, yet culturally rich visioning of the Caribbean and related islands. The reality of island life is harsh and beautiful simultaneously—a viewpoint and contrast clearly visible in the man's solemn and serious facial expression. This image reiterates the question: how do we define people foreign to our Western society?
Creator
Robert Bagby
Source
Robert Bagby Photography and other materials
Date
1950s-70s
Rights
RIT Archive Collections
Format
Black and White Photograph; 11 x14"
Collection
Robert Bagby Photography and other materials
Citation
Robert Bagby Photography and other materials, RIT Archives