Thursday, March 3, 2016

I still go out and make images of guede in Port-Au-Prince

photo © patrice dougé All rights reserved
Annually Haitians flow in the Port-Au-Prince National cemetery and throughout the country to celebrate day of the dead.Voodoo practitioners pay tribute to Baron Samedi, known as the gatekeeper of the cemetery.The celebration also involves ceremonies to honor their ancestors. I usually photograph this religious holiday and the ideal place to be is at Port-Au-Prince National Cemetery.Throng of foreign photographers flocking Baron Samedi at the cemetery have died down over the years.