The Expanded Caribbean:
Contemporary Photography at the Crossroads

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University

URBN Annex, 3401 Filbert St., Philadelphia


September 19 - December 10, 2017

The Expanded Caribbean features work by sixteen emerging and established artists with projects based in several different nations and communities neighboring the Caribbean Sea. The exhibition brings together images that document, interrogate, challenge, and otherwise engage the meaning of place in an area with a rich and complex history as a target of exploration and conquest, voluntary and forced migration, trade, travel, and tourism. Responding variously to cultural, historical, mythological, and personal aspects of the greater Caribbean, artists initiate dialogues about how events of the past inform contemporary experience in a continually shifting and evolving environment.



to view or purchase the exhibition catalog that includes images of all works as well as contextual scholarly essays by

Mimi Sheller, Professor of Sociology at Drexel University, and

Susanna W. Gold, Curator.


Top: Kara Springer, untitled, from Repositioned Objects, St. Philip, Barbados, 2014

Background: Erika P. Rodriguez, La Repuestra, Santurce, Puerto Rico, April 28, 2012 (detail) 

Installation shots: #1-6, 8 & 9 © Conrad Louis-Charles, #7 © N. David Gold

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