Photo: Taapsi Ramchandani. Title: A Walk Under the Clouds (or Fending for Yourself)

A Walk Under the Clouds

PHOTO: Taapsi Ramchandani

TITLE: A Walk Under the Clouds (or Fending for Yourself) 

Sangre Grande, Trinidad. One of my research participants invited me to take a walk around her neighborhood. She pointed out plywood houses, like the one in this picture, that are rotting away with wood lice yet remarkably boast of being someone’s home. There are no paved roads in this part of town. The rain from yesterday has collected in potholes that also catch the reflections of wild trees and abandoned souls. “What is the government doing for us?” my companion asked me. I stood mute and decided to let my camera do the talking.