Marion's reflections on this image offer a little bit of insight into how she might have visually conceived of the labor-jook joint connection during her time in Belle Glade. Many of her images of Belle Glade jook joints, particularly of black establishments, though not exclusively, have a great sense of physicality to them. With the visual vocabulary or framework in mind, we can more imaginatively understand to what she might have intended these suggestions to speak.






Juliet Gorman, May 2001


You have two choices at this point:

Have you read up on Belle Glade, the area where Marion Post Wolcott took her jook photos?

If you have, maybe you are ready to check out the photos yourself?