My Projects in Haiti

Zanmi FotoA Model for Photography as a Community Development Tool

Photographs by UNEPH students, from a class taught in 2011-12
Jean Remy Dekesse – Dlo (Water) – [faster html version]
Kenia Pierre Dominique – Timoun yo desfavorises (The unwanted children) – [faster html version]
Judeline Exume -Jèn ti fi (Teenage Girls) – [faster html version]
Mackenro Jean – Lavi yon elèv apre a Goudou Goudou (A Student’s Life After the Earthquake) – [faster html version]
Belony Nickes – Antèman Yo an Ayiti (Funerals in Haiti) – [faster html version]
Fabiene Prevaris – Timoun nan lekòl la apre a Goudou Goudou – [faster html version]

Other resources

Community Engagement in Learning (CEL) at Sewanee –
“Getting involved in community engagement at Sewanee means putting the liberal arts into practice.”

Outreach program at Sewanee –
“Student commitment to social responsibility has always been a large part of the University’s history and tradition and it is our hope to continue to pursue that responsibility.”

The Interactivity Foundation –
“The Interactivity Foundation works to enhance the process and expand the scope and health of our public discussions by bringing people together in small group discussions of broad topics of public policy concern.”

The Human Development Index (HDI) The UN  Development Program’s Human Development Report 2011 and the UNDP’s Indices and Data: Human Development Index, which is described as:

“The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary composite index that measures a country’s average achievements in three basic aspects of human development: health, knowledge, and income. It was first developed by the late Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq with the collaboration of the Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and other leading development thinkers for the first Human Development Report in 1990. It was introduced as an alternative to conventional measures of national development, such as level of income and the rate of economic growth.

“The HDI was created to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country, not economic growth alone. The HDI can also be used to question national policy choices, asking how two countries with the same level of GNI per capita can end up with such different human development outcomes. For example, the Bahamas and New Zealand have similar levels of income per person, but life expectancy and expected years of schooling differ greatly between the two countries, resulting in New Zealand having a much higher HDI value than the Bahamas. These striking contrasts can stimulate debate about government policy priorities.”

from the UNDP’s FAQs about the HDI

Click! –
“Organized by the former Smithsonian Photography Initiative (which merged with the Smithsonian Archives in 2009), click! photography changes everything invites the public to consider the many ways in which photography enables us to see, experience, and interact with the world.”

Wendy Ewald – She has had a tremendous impact on the use of photography in education, literacy and the psychological health of communities:

W Eugene Smith:
Magnum Photo web folio
Book: Ben Maddow, W E Smith and John G Morris, ‘Let Truth be the Prejudice’ – Amazon link for description, I recommend you purchase from Alibris

Pradip Malde’s course syllabi that incorporate IF-style discussion formats and CE:
Art 103 – Introduction to Lens and Time-based media
Art 261 & 361 – Intermediate and Advanced Photography
Art 263 & 363 – Intermediate and Advanced Documentary Photography (taught in collaboration with Prof. Deborah McGrath’s Bio 232 Human Health and Environment and recently with Prof. Paige Schneider’s PolS/Women’s Studies 310: Politics of Poverty class.