Jamaica Mi Crazy

Follow photographer, Stefy Pocket’s lens through Spanish Town’s “tropical ghetto paradise”

Words by Stefy Pocket

Jamaica Mi Crazy is a series of photographs that take the viewer through the tropical ghetto paradise in the fabulous streets of Spanish Town, the former capital of Jamaica with the highest crime rate in the country. Despite the frightening facts that you can find online about this city, my aim was to explore the unique footprints of Jamaican cultural transitions and environment, capturing the ‘full joy’ of the city, bringing into focus social questions concerning the Jamaican community and culture in which I was living for a month.

As a publisher and Community Interest Company, TRIP is dedicated to showcasing unconventional stories that may otherwise be overlooked. We aim to give a platform to the unseen and a microphone to the ignored. Expression is a right and should not be confined to those that can afford to work for free; which is why we strive to support a diverse range of creatives in their work, commissioning exciting projects and creatives to visualize them.

Founded as a magazine in 2013 by photographer, Dean Davies, TRIP was born from a desire to provide opportunity and exposure for image-makers across multiple platforms and medias. With a focus on people and place, in 5 years TRIP gained a loyal readership, and became known for its honest image output and representation of the underrepresented, featuring over 800 image-makers from across the world through a website, 5 magazines and 3 free zines.

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