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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 ...

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 ...

Graffiti

Graffiti. Les Cayes, Haiti. January 6, 2006 Friday afternoon. The streets in Les Cayes were buzzing with talk of the upcoming general election. It had been delayed four times and was finally underway, with the election date set for early February. Les ...

Charcoal Sellers

Charcoal Sellers. Les Cayes, Haiti, 2006 January 5, 2006. My first morning in Haiti. I had arrived via Port Au Prince, and then another plane-hop across the mountains to this bustling market town on the coast. Everything I had heard about deforestation ...