Wednesday, May 7, 2014

L'Estere,Haiti - In The Heart of The L'Artibonite

L'Estere,Haiti 6:42 am - And the sun came up, I was so intoxicated (in a good way) from shooting an event, a spiritual voodoo fast for 5 hours the previous night at a location very near where i shot the photo displayed. There were entities from other realities present taking over some of the participants envelopes/bodies.
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L'estere,Haiti 12:06 am
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Sacred Mapou

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Souvenance is one of a group of Lakous in the Gonaives region that are known for their adherence to specific African traditions in Voodoo. Souvenance celebrates the Iwas from Daome  (the Kingdom of Dahomey is now Bennin)  

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Going around the tree in circles symbolizes the journey across the Atlantic African slaves made on their way to Haiti. photo © patrice dougé All rights reserved

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

DanserLesVil

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 Led by internationally acclaimed Haitian born choreographer Jeanguy Saintus, through his contemporary dance company Ayikodans, DanserLesVil's purpose is to make dance accessible everywhere in Haiti. Its core feature is the free formal dance training to all in the capital, the secondary cities and the provinces.This educational dance initiative is the project sister of Dansepyenu (Dancebarefoot) supported for the past 15 years by FOKAL and Michele D. Pierre-Louis. The inaugural phase has been succesful in Les Cayes, Aquin, Gonaives and Port au Prince.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Peaceful march of lawyers in Port-Au-Prince for the resignation of the Director of Public Prosecutions

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More than fifty lawyers marched Wednesday through the streets of the Haitian capital to demand the departure of Mr. René Francisco,Government Commissioner and the resignation of Judge Lamarre Belizaire

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The plight of Haitian Farmers

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"It was all part of a plan, someone whispered, by the World Bank and U.S. Agency for International Development to drive Haitians off their land and into the city to sew clothes for rich Americans. The destruction of farming as a livelihood was necessary to push people to the city, so people would be desperate enough to work all day in hellish sweatshops" Annie Leonard

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Abricots, Haiti – Life continues to take its course

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A young couple use a raft in Abricots,Grand’Anse to reach home following the birth  of their baby.Over 50% of the population In Haiti lives in rural areas. The struggle for life is hard in the mountains,Over the past 60 years the countryside has suffered a rapid deterioration of its environment and natural resources.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A fisherman in Lan Gomie, near Jeremie in the Grand'Anse, displays his catch of the day after 4 hours of fishing

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It's becoming harder for fishermen in The Grand'Anse and elsewhere in Haiti to make a living as a  result of the severe destruction of the environment. Because of erosion which bring the topsoil to the sea when it rains, there is less and less fish and the fishermen do not have the adequate equipment to go deep sea fishing.