Where form meets function

Kingston`s photographer Peter Dean Rickards aka The Afflicted Yard captures the Jamaican culture in all its roughness since 1999: violence, sex, drugs, music.
His picture world is relentlessly authentic without provoking for provocation`s sake. His palette of themes range from bloody slaughtering scenes at a country meat market to gun waving ganglords and Jamaican celebrities like Lee Scratch Perry, Ninjaman,Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Buju Banton, Monty Alexander and Sean Paul. Magazines like I-D, Lodown, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Complex, Vibe, NEON and XLR8R already published images from Peter Dean Rickards. His photoseries “Drunk in Miami” recently created a great hype on various fashion and photography blogs.
We sat down with Peter Dean Rickards to talk about his life, his views and his upcoming solo show at MILIEU Galerie / Artspace in Bern, Switzerland.
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