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Aspiration

Stairs. To look at mountains beyond mountains. Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. May, 2009 These stairs cascade upward from the Zanmi Lasante campus, and end abruptly at a circular concrete platform. The view from the top is grand, sweeping a full 360 degrees. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...