Jean Baptiste Jean Joseph, Voudoun artist at his home, Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, February 4, 2017 Jean Baptiste is one of the finest artists I have met in Haiti, and his work opens magical windows into his faith and voudoun. I felt it. And was sorely tempted to ask him about dolls… but decided not […]
Sorting Coffee, Baptiste, Haiti, May, 2013
Ziko Jeromè scooping water out of a dried up river bed for his animals during a drought, Bois Jolie, Haiti, February, 2016.
Marie Olen, at dawn, outside Charts Building, Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. May, 2015. From the song by Pedro Louis Ferrer, Ay Mariposa: sé que en el mundo hay dolor, pero no es dolor el mundo. The song is in the sound track of an exquisite and poignant film by Julian Schnabel, “Before Night Falls“. Love is […]
Jibenson Jeremie, at home. Bois Jolie, Haiti. May, 2015 in between worlds. entire globes, bouncing against each other, not colluding, all colliding. an academic describes the lives of haitian peasants to me. i don’t recognize them. i know another haiti; where these same peasants work the land with intelligence, and have a sense of how […]
Jean Phillipe Saintilus at home. Bois Jolie, Haiti. May, 2015 A wonderful artist, farmer, cabinetmaker, musician and father.