photographs

Haiti: the third heaven

Planting Peanuts

Planting peanuts. Zanmi Agrikol, Corporan, near Cange, Haiti, 2009 I followed this man, planting one peanut at a time, drop by drop. It was a hot, dry landscape. The same field, four years later…. Zanmi Agrikol, Corporan, near Cange, January, 2013 ...

Eurema Lisa

Butterfly. Watershed. (possibly Little Yellow, Eurema lisa). Near Corporan, Haiti. May, 2009 Hope. Walking along a watershed in the central highland regions of Haiti, we saw scape after scape (mountains beyond mountains) of almost bare land. But things ...

Milca Merçon

Milca Merçon Eating Supper and reading Rousseau. Cange, Haiti January, 2008 Recognizing her as one of the medical staff in the Zanmi Lasante hospital, I interrupted Milca on her lunch break. She was precariously ledged outside her simple breeze-block ...

Papaya

Madame Edline Pierre’s Papaya Tree. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. March, 2007 Wandering around on my host’s rooftop became a habit and I frequently spent time up there to reflect and process my experiences in Saut Mathurin. Somehow, the relative ...

Dawn and the view from my bedroom

Dawn. Peas. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. August, 2008 I grew up waking to windows like this – jalousie slats (or louvred crankout glass windows). Waking and wondering if the dawn sounds – pigeons, insects, cockerels – were actually the sound of the rising sun or ...

Frond

  Frond outside Pinchinat’s House. Cange, Haiti. January, 2008 I saw this hanging off a tree near a friend’s house – I’ve made several portraits of Mr. Pinchinat, and the ‘Hanging – Floating‘ photographs of ...

Nine Pines

   Nine Pines. Near Les Cayes, Haiti. 2008 I wanted to be by the sea at sunset. A balmy breeze silked through these (Hispaniolian?) pines. Later, I found out that this particular type of native pine survives in very shallow, infertile soil because of a ...

Modline Pierre

Modline Pierre. Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. January 10, 2008 Modline is one of the custodial staff at the Zanmi Lasante. The medical institution occupies a large complex of lofty cement structures perched on a steep hillside, that are interconnected with ...

Throwing Stones

Boy Throwing Stones. Zanmi Lasante, Cange. Haiti. 2007 Before sunrise, just throwing stones as far out as he could, from a hilltop. Stone after stone. Hasselblad 500C/M, 80mm Planar lens, Ilford HP5 film, processed in Pyro PMK

Jean Baptiste Accenat – Teacher

Jean Baptiste Accenat – Teacher. Board with Gash. Domont Schoolhouse, near Peligre, Haiti January, 2008. Teacher. Board with Gash. (Jean Baptiste Accenat) Domont Schoolhouse, near Peligre, Haiti January, 2008. Zanmi Lasante (ZL) has established over ...