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haiti

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 ...

Waiting

3:27 PM. Waiting at Outpatient Clinic, Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. 2009. Time is flavored by cultures and landscape. Time in the USA, aptly, tastes like fast food – all texture, sugar and salt. Time in the West is tightly oriented. Time moves forward. It ...

Peligre

  Flotsam, Reservoir Intake area at Lake Peligre Dam, Haiti. 2009 This is a different kind of music. It is about obstruction and constriction. About willful scratching against the comfort and security of water and energy. The Peligre Dam project was ...

Sadness

Michael Cade with abscessed tooth. Zanmi Lasante, Cagne, Haiti. May, 2009 I was part of a conversation about food today, and as often happens, one fraction of me went wandering off in a number of directions, like a whole rambling club drunk on scrumpy. I ...
Red Circles

Homes

Red circles, Route 3, near Cange, Haiti. 2009 (Mitia Elor at home) Louise Elor works up the hill at the Zanmi Lasante campus. She cooks and cleans, and is one of the longest serving staff at ZL. I met her five-year old daughter, Mitia, while walking along ...

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 ...

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 ...