Struggling, yet Strong in Jamaica
This photo was taken in Negril, Jamaica. These kids are all brothers. Their parents were living on the beach selling to tourists. I happened upon them randomly. Their independence seemed to capture the reality of many youth in Jamaica: they’re very poor and often unsupervised because their parents are struggling and work long days. The country and people are beautiful, but Jamaica’s economy is driven in large part by the drug trade and tourism. Yet, the culture remains very strong despite the economic and social challenges that Jamaica’s people face.