Paradise (Virgin Brides)

Image Anderson Groen

The gaze is predominantly that of the white male, reflected in the ‘represented’: the images in the media, the white male gazing at the ‘other’, they only see you as ‘represented ’ — in black. You in the images have to conform to the expectations. They — seeking affirmation of their perceived superiority. Hence, the image constructed of the selves in the Caribbean: the subservient, happy and content black residing in paradise.