photographs

Leica

My Father

  Moti Malde, Sewanee, TN. July, 2015. I made this photograph today, using a lovely Leica Summicron-R 50mm f2 lens that belonged to my father when he lived in Tanzania. He gave it to me some years ago, and I recently had it cleaned up and serviced by ...

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 ...

Home from School

My sons, just home from school. I’m taking a short break from writing about the work from Haiti. Sometimes, photographs ask to be made just because of the way light is. Earlier today, in a photography class, I said that light was the necessary ...

Modline Pierre

Modline Pierre. Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. January 10, 2008 Modline is one of the custodial staff at the Zanmi Lasante. The medical institution occupies a large complex of lofty cement structures perched on a steep hillside, that are interconnected with ...

Jean Baptiste Accenat – Teacher

Jean Baptiste Accenat – Teacher. Board with Gash. Domont Schoolhouse, near Peligre, Haiti January, 2008. Teacher. Board with Gash. (Jean Baptiste Accenat) Domont Schoolhouse, near Peligre, Haiti January, 2008. Zanmi Lasante (ZL) has established over ...

Speakers

Fête. St. Esprit, near Camp Perrin, Haiti 2006 A small church, and its large and energized congregation, gathered for a fête to celebrate the installation of a new potable water tank. Teams of children had been rehearsing dances, there was an egotistical ...