photographs

Zanmi Lasante

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 ...

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 ...

Kay Epin, Haiti

Pere Fritz Lafontant, leaving church at Kay Epin, Haiti. January 27, 2013 “As an artist, you are a representative human being—you have to believe in that in order to give your life over to that effort to create something of value. You’re not ...