photographs

Ilford HP5

Never Any Clouds 13

Globes. Winter. Fog.Sewanee, TN. December, 2007. Scanned image from 11×14 negative (I hope to post a scan here from palladium-platinum print soon) Almost done with this didactic traipse. What is obscured the moment we see; obscured by being seen? And ...

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

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 ...

Coleb LaForest

Coleb Laforest studying for a college entrance exam. Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. March, 2007 Another one of those pre-dawn ambles, but this time in Cange, in the central mountains of Haiti. On a hilltop at the center of Zanmi Lasante’s hospital ...

Toy Car

 Josef Obensen running an errand with his toy car. Cange, Haiti. 2007. Josef, running down the main road of Cange. (It has since been paved and he wouldn’t survive – cars and trucks zip along the paved road at more than 40 miles an hour now) He ...

Files

HIV patient files, Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. March, 2007. My first visit to Zanmi Lasante, in the central Artibonite region of Haiti, was loaded with anticipation. Paul Farmer’s important studies and medical work, and the slightly glossy ...