This photograph, entitled The Lime, captures Samuel Selvon, John La Rose and Andrew Salkey. The Trinidadian term ‘lime’ or ‘liming’ has a similar meaning to ‘hanging out’, and involves socialising without time constraints.[1] The photographer, Horace Ové, was born in Trinidad and is now known as one of the leading Black filmmakers in post-war Britain.

Together with Edward Kamau Braithwaite, La Rose and Salkey were founding members of the Caribbean Artists Movement, which was active from 1966 to 1972.

[1] Daniel Miller and Jolynna Sinanan, ‘Trinidanian cosmology and values’, in Visualising Facebook: A Comparative Perspective (2017), p. 161.