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haiti

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 ...

Frond

  Frond outside Pinchinat’s House. Cange, Haiti. January, 2008 I saw this hanging off a tree near a friend’s house – I’ve made several portraits of Mr. Pinchinat, and the ‘Hanging – Floating‘ photographs of ...

Nine Pines

   Nine Pines. Near Les Cayes, Haiti. 2008 I wanted to be by the sea at sunset. A balmy breeze silked through these (Hispaniolian?) pines. Later, I found out that this particular type of native pine survives in very shallow, infertile soil because of a ...

Throwing Stones

Boy Throwing Stones. Zanmi Lasante, Cange. Haiti. 2007 Before sunrise, just throwing stones as far out as he could, from a hilltop. Stone after stone. Hasselblad 500C/M, 80mm Planar lens, Ilford HP5 film, processed in Pyro PMK

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 ...