Sunday, August 2, 2009


FULL FRONTAL by Christopher Cozier
Christopher Cozier on Gerard Gaskin’s Trinidad Artists series I first met photographer Gerard Gaskin in the early 1990s, when he was visiting Trinidad to look into his family roots. Gaskin lives in New York, but increasingly contemporary art practice has eroded the traditional boundaries between Trinidad and its diaspora. Mutual curiosity and shared experiences entwine, and critical spaces for new ideas and exchanges are rapidly expanding our visual sense of ourselves.

Some years later, I was lucky to accidentally encounter Gaskin at work. He was photographing the rapso artist Ataklan outside his grandmother’s home in Morvant... Click here for the full article at CRB (Caribbean Review of Books)

The House of Gerard Gaskin

For more on Gerard Gaskin check out this Adele Todd/ Bookmann 2006 interview.

Gerard is going to be back here this month to begin his 2009 leg of artists portraits. He hopes to shoot at least 100 faces on this trip.

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