At Diamond Rock, Martinique

Joanna Colcord Collection
Gift of Nina Colcord

This photograph, like many of Colcord’s images, was taken aboard ship, and features two women sitting on the deck and gazing upon Diamond Rock, an uninhabited island just south of the French island of Martinique, in the Caribbean Sea. The various competing lines and angles of chains, ropes, and railings featured in the composition of this photograph add visual interest, inviting the viewer to gaze, like the women on the deck, beyond the confines of the vessel.