A Sweet Forgetting: Slavery, Sugar and Scotland

An interesting article published in the New York Times about a Scottish-born photographer who was drawn to Jamaica to explore how his homeland’s wealth was built on the backs of slave labour in the Caribbean.

Growing up in Scotland, Stephen McLaren was drawn to a land on the other side of the Atlantic, a garden paradise he discovered years later had landscapes that reminded him of home. “Since I was a teenager, I’ve always wanted to visit Jamaica and savor its Caribbean heat, its energy, its natural beauty,” Mr. McLaren said. “I craved to experience it firsthand both as a photographer and a visitor.”

Read more on the New York Times website.