A more complete collection of images shot and selected for consideration in the photo essay "Mass in yuh mas"
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MWL_20110128_6911.jpg- Yasmin Charles and Kurt Charles dress mannequins as the band moves into its Mucurapo Road headquarters at the end of January, 2011.

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MWL_20110205_7121.jpg- Lisa Bhajan, the band’s designer, tie-dyes fabric at her Couva home.
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MWL_20110205_7126.jpg- Patricia Lazzari (right), Lisa Bhajan's sister works on a costume with her son, Adam for company at the Bhajan home in Couva.
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MWL_20110206_7155.jpg- Katrina Ladoo and Daniella Walcott prepare for a photo shoot for the band at Fort George.
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MWL_20110206_7158.jpg- Simone Lascott prepares to model "Light" under the direction of Heidi Walcott, Derek's daughter, at the band's promotional shoot of the costumes.
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MWL_20110206_7199.jpg- Pat Bevan adjusts a costume for Nicholas Peters in preparation for promotional photography for the band.
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MWL_20110206_7217.jpg- Simone Lascott, Sophie and Danielle Walcott pose for a parent at the band's promotional shoot of the costumes.
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MWL_20110219_7633.jpg- Shane Dunmore paints the support frame of the queen costume. The wooden frame behind him would collapse two days later.
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MWL_20110223_7800.jpg- Lisa Bhajan works on the a component of the band's Queen costume at the Genesis 1 Creation camp at Mucurapo Road in St James.
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MWL_20110223_7812.jpg- Pat Maurice works on a costume detail for the band’s queen.
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MWL_20110223_7818.jpg- The collapsed frame of the workshed for the Queen costume.
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MWL_20110224_7872.jpg- Veteran costume designer Wayne Berkeley directs Andrew Boodoo in the assembly of the band’s Queen costume.
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MWL_20110224_7911.jpg- Dr Charisse Bovell is made up by Richard Young for her appearance at the Carnival Queen Preliminary competition. The costume would not advance to the semi-finals.
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MWL_20110224_7928.jpg- Wayne Berkeley and Rosemary Stone talk strategy for the Queen presentation at the preliminary competition.
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MWL_20110224_7971.jpg- Danielle De La Rosa, Rosemary Stone and Wayne Berkeley discuss the armbands for the Queen's costume.
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MWL_20110224_7999.jpg- Dr Charisse Bovell is made up by Richard Young for her appearance at the Carnival Queen Preliminary competition. The costume would not advance to the semi-finals.
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MWL_20110301_8856.jpg- The three-hour triage meeting that focused priorities to complete the band. Clockwise from bottom left are Matthew Oliver, Mariella Navarro, Camille Walcott (standing), Joanne Walcott, Derek Walcott, Kurt Charles (standing), Pat Bevan, Tricia Syms, Felix Edinborough and Martin Oliver.
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MWL_20110304_9329.jpg- Monsignor Jason Gordon visits the band's camp on Carnival Friday evening.
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MWL_20110306_0339.jpg- Derek Walcott and his team decorate the "float" that would transport children and the elderly on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.
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MWL_20110307_1207.jpg- Bandleader Derek Walcott explains the band's process to a delegation from Uganda interested in bringing Carnival to their country and working with The Word and Associates on the costumes.
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MWL_20110307_1216.jpg- A Genesis 1 Creation masquerader prepares his son for the road.
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MWL_20110307_1220.jpg- Genesis band members enter the chapel at Fatime College.
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MWL_20110307_1286.jpg- Fr Robert Cristo offers communion at a mass for the band’s members in the chapel at Fatima College on Carnival Monday morning.
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MWL_20110307_1290.jpg- Deacon Derek Walcott offers the chalice during communion at the mass pm Carnival Monday Morning.
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MWL_20110307_1322.jpg- Costumed children play at the back of the chapel after the mass on Carnival Monday morning.
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MWL_20110307_1334.jpg- The band prepares to leave on Carnival Monday.
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MWL_20110307_1340.jpg- The band gathers on Mucurapo road to leave.
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MWL_20110307_1360.jpg- The band prepares to leave on Carnival Monday.
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MWL_20110307_1366.jpg- A masquerader from Genesis 1 Creation enjoys the band’s steelband as the band prepares to leaver their camp on Carnival Monday.
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