Kenson. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. March, 2007

Kenson. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. 3:09 PM. March 19, 2007

Kenson attended school. His parents, Willio and Edline were my hosts. Both had relatively steady incomes through ORE, being trained agronomists. Both were pivotal members of this very rural community and as such, had a profound impact on the slow but steady transformation of  the community towards greater resilience. ‘Income’ took on a very different meaning for me as I observed Willio’s and Edline’s day-to-day lives in Saut Mathurin. Their home, their work, their social interactions, and possessions and other markers of steady income and wealth were all somehow more porous than what we are accustomed to or define ourselves by in the USA. Their income seemed better measured and defined in terms of outcome.

Kenson’s gaze brought me to a better understanding of the ‘Looking at God‘ work… it was more about looking beyond than about looking at or looking in. Outcomes.

Hasselblad 500C/M, 80mm Planar lens, Fuji P400 film