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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 ...

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 ...

Oil vendor’s stall

Oil vendor, street side. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. March, 2007. Bottles of repackaged cooking oil, on a chair by the roadside. This amounted to a stall, open from before sunrise to after sunset, that rendered a small supplementary income. Battered bottles ...

Dog

Dog. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. Sunrise, March 2007. Along the arterial road/track of Saut Mathurin, this dog just kept following me. It was shy, but each time I stopped to talk, to take photographs, it would draw a bit closer. Dogs wander freely through the ...

Vodoun Tree

Vodoun Tree. Chicken. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. March, 2008 Another early morning ramble, but a year later, back to Madame Denise’s house. The sun , not quite above the hillside but the clouds and sky flaming orange and mauve. Madame Denise knew it was ...

Kenson

Kenson. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. 3:09 PM. March 19, 2007 Kenson attended school. His parents, Willio and Edline were my hosts. Both had relatively steady incomes through ORE, being trained agronomists. Both were pivotal members of this very rural community ...

Manuelita Perrin

Manuelita. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. 10:09 AM, March 19, 2007 Manuelita, along with her siblings Samuel, Minoosh and Malli, lived next door to my host family and their cousin, Kenson (see the next post). They followed me everywhere, and were fascinated by the ...