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Haiti: the third heaven

The Third Heaven Book

First produced in 2012, a non-editioned, hand printed and built, binding of this work is now available at USD 5000 each. It comes in a clamshell box, containing a double concertina (leporello) binding. Fully extended, the binding stretches for 145ft ...

Third Heaven at FFF

Above, top to bottom: 1st, 2nd, 3rd iterations of proposed wall arrangement of images for FFF Gallery, Frankfurt, part of RAY2018, May-September 2018. Minor White once said that sequencing photographs for book or exhibition was like being in the middle of ...

RAY 2018

I am thrilled to have just been invited to be part of RAY 2018 Triennal in Germany with my series “The Third Heaven” and other works related to the festival’s theme, ‘Extreme’. The work will be shown at the Fotografie Forum ...

Boys and Girls

Boys’ toilet. School at Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. 2009 School break, a few minutes before lunchtime. Canon 5D MKII, EF 35mm 1.4L USM lens, post processed in Lightroom

The same and not the same

Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. 2009 Lake Cheston, Sewanee, TN. October 23, 2013 The fear of infinity, or ultimately, a genetic incapacity to comprehend the infinite, probably leads us to create god. At the same time, the capacity to be pluralistic, to be ...
Photograph with sleeper

Still Life with Sleeper

3:28 PM. Waiting at Outpatient Clinic, Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. 2009. Time, conditioned by waiting. Or rather, there will always be a wait. Here, in the courtyard of  Zanmi Lasante hospital’s outpatient clinic, people wait, for hours, days. A ...

Peligre

  Flotsam, Reservoir Intake area at Lake Peligre Dam, Haiti. 2009 This is a different kind of music. It is about obstruction and constriction. About willful scratching against the comfort and security of water and energy. The Peligre Dam project was ...

Sadness

Michael Cade with abscessed tooth. Zanmi Lasante, Cagne, Haiti. May, 2009 I was part of a conversation about food today, and as often happens, one fraction of me went wandering off in a number of directions, like a whole rambling club drunk on scrumpy. I ...
Red Circles

Homes

Red circles, Route 3, near Cange, Haiti. 2009 (Mitia Elor at home) Louise Elor works up the hill at the Zanmi Lasante campus. She cooks and cleans, and is one of the longest serving staff at ZL. I met her five-year old daughter, Mitia, while walking along ...

13 Trees

From the series, 13 Roadside Trees, Haiti 2009 [see the complete set here] I have driven past these trees many times, at a junction of route nacional 3, on the way to Boucan-Carré and Corporan. Despite the gnarled, cancerous trunks, they have survived ...