photographs

Haiti: the third heaven

Water Water

Rain, Cange, Haiti. 2009 Water. It can be argued that water is a good gauge for effective government: access to potable water, irrigation and reservoir systems, watershed management, waste and sewage treatment. All of these, and more, become increasingly ...

Theorose Thomas

Thérose Theomas sorting peas. Cange, Haiti. 2009 Thérose’s parents had established a half-acre plot of land replete with vegetables and fruit trees, and fed with a rare thing – their own toilet that was built to compost human waste. It was a ...

Condom Balloon

Ballon made from a condom. Gathering water. Cange, Haiti. 2009 Community development in two different forms, even though there is some humor here. Zanmi Lasante (ZL) established a holistic strategy for dealing with the AIDS and Multidrug-resistant ...

Hanging Floating

Hanging, Floating (Auget Jean Calou and Marichelie Josef). Cange, Haiti. January, 2008 Auget and Marichelie hanging from a rafter, with their cousin in the background, echoing my act of taking a photograph. A photographer considers not simply the formal ...

Concrete and Roots

Concrete destroying roots destroying concrete. Cange, Haiti. 2008 Zanmi Lasante (ZL), prior to  Goudougoudou (the Kreyol name for the big earthquake of 2010), was much like this – organized, neat, cement-slab constructions containing and making a crucible ...

Mango Trunk

Mango Trunk. Posts. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. March, 2008 Trees that can provide cash and sustenance in the long-term often get cut down for cash in the short-term. Mangos for charcoal, or building material. Hasselblad 500C/M, 80mm Planar lens, Ilford HP5 ...

Installation views of The third Heaven

The exhibition, ‘The Third Heaven: photographs from Haiti, 2006-2012’ is open until October 12 18, 2013. On Saturday, September 21, in conjunction with a campus wide, after hours Gallery Walk, the University Art Gallery will host a ...

Coleb LaForest

Coleb Laforest studying for a college entrance exam. Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. March, 2007 Another one of those pre-dawn ambles, but this time in Cange, in the central mountains of Haiti. On a hilltop at the center of Zanmi Lasante’s hospital ...

Toy Car

 Josef Obensen running an errand with his toy car. Cange, Haiti. 2007. Josef, running down the main road of Cange. (It has since been paved and he wouldn’t survive – cars and trucks zip along the paved road at more than 40 miles an hour now) He ...

Files

HIV patient files, Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. March, 2007. My first visit to Zanmi Lasante, in the central Artibonite region of Haiti, was loaded with anticipation. Paul Farmer’s important studies and medical work, and the slightly glossy ...