“Like elsewhere in the colonies, the colonial representation of Jamaica and Jamaicans was typically reductive and exoticized. These stereotypes took on their modern form in the context of early tourism, as is exemplified by the ‘native market woman’ or ‘native man with a donkey cart’ imagery in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photographs, postcards and illustrations.”

— Veerle Poupeye. Jamaican Art and Changing National Imagery: From the Affirmative to the Critical. (via alynaomie)