About The African Diaspora is non-homogenous, but a shared history, and parallel, contemporary challenges generate fluidity amongst us. “Blackness,” which is emphasized and routinely stigmatized in the United States, creates new challenges of identity and more often than not, activates politicization for the African-Caribbean immigrant or visitor. The navigation of these two cultural spaces has motivated me to identify the bridges between African-Caribbean and American experiences. I address stereotyping, misrepresentation and sensations of invisibility. In so doing, I document our existence, idiosyncrasies and concerns and manufacture a product for public consumption. More dynamic and diverse representations of Caribbean culture enable a deepened understanding of our common humanity. This fosters more profound accessibility of each group to the other, and promotes mutual respect and cooperation. Two critical entry points to this representation are: (i) the Black Power Revolution of 1970 in Trinidad and Tobago, and (ii) mass incarceration and its profitable counterpart, the prison industrial complex in the United States. I use a combination of photography, photo-based media, text and found objects to interrogate the physical and psychological violence that is inherent in ghettoization, mis-education and mass incarceration - the legacy of enslavement and colonization. A dual awareness of how race-based oppression has contoured the character of my own nation, and that of the United States is ever present. My work confronts popular assertions of justice and righteousness, according centrality to characters frequently relegated to the periphery and permitting a disjointed history to be re-membered. Thus we can begin to discover the mirrored planes within each other.