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The TRIBESimone Harris
We are all members of a TRIBE. Connected by fate, faith, friendship, or a bloodline, these are the people who encourage (and sometimes discourage), catch us when we fall, and who can hold us close from miles away. The TRIBE is a Jamaican lesbian’s photographic journey to self-discovery and community.
Each work (in title and imagery) captures pivotal moments in the artist’s life. The photographic process used as therapy to overcome bouts of severe depression and health challenges she experienced after the collapse of an almost decade long relationship that brought to the fore her cycle of self destructive behaviour, self hate and a complete lack of self worth. The vulnerability that came with this realization pushed her to peel away multiple layers of emotional, physical and psychological trauma that had imprisoned her for over 30 years. Throughout this process her TRIBE came to life.
These connections that have come to her via fate, friendship and blood lineage form the community that she has kept close. A community that mirrors what we all need, especially in the LGBT community where our family, our TRIBE consists of those who are connected to us in a myriad of ways beyond blood.
Simone Harris is a Jamaican based arts manager and Executive Director at 360 ARTISTS based in Kingston. A retired professional dancer, she has toured the US, Caribbean and the UK with L’Acadco: A United Caribbean Dance Force but now spends her time finding and creating opportunities for visual and performing artists in Jamaica and across the across the Caribbean.
Join us on the night of 22 June for a very special Nuit Rose Launch and Media Preview Event (7PM – FREE).