Sunday, July 11, 2021

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated, first lady injured in attack

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July 7,2021 - Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse has been killed and his wife injured in an attack on their home in the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince. Assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was riddled with a dozen bullets - some from high-caliber weapons - when gunmen stormed into his home and killed him, a local justice of the peace said, according to a report.

Monday, May 31, 2021

So long, Jeremie

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Another Era

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Kind of feel like I’ve been living in a different era since I got off the bus and been hanging out at the historical center in downtown Jérémie. 
 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Prayer

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An unidentified man recites a prayer while sitting on a bench in the Alexandre Dumas Square right across the street from St Louis Cathedral in #Jérémie during their Sunday Mass.
 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Rue Stenio-Vincent

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Rue Stenio-Vincent (Grand-Rue) Jeremie runs parallel to the sea, with numerous interesting old buildings.
 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Makeover

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One of the old, imported houses on Rue Sténio Vincent in downtown Jérémie is getting a makeover. Pastel blue and yellow are a great combination, most shades of blue are considered calming because of their likeness to the sky and the ocean. 

Monday, May 10, 2021

Still Standing

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Maison Brénus Cuba - One of the oldest (19th Century) standing imported historic monuments of the architectural heritage of the city of Jérémie. 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Architectural Heritage of the City of Jeremie

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"It's the duty of all of us to protect the heritage that our history has bequeathed to us and to pass it on to future generations in the best possible conditions" ISPAN

Monday, April 19, 2021

Architectural Heritage of the City of Jeremie

 

“The architectural heritage of the city of Jérémie constitutes an invaluable wealth. The preservation and enhancement of the architectural heritage of the city of Jérémie can only find their true dimensions if they are supported by the population itself from the initiative and under the coordination of local and regional authorities. ”Angie Joseph / ISPAN Author. photo © patrice dougé All rights reserved

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Historical heritage of the city of Jeremie

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In addition to its architectural wealth, the historical heritage of the city of Jérémie, it’s a relatively safe environment with peaceful and welcoming communities throughout the Grand’Anse.                                                                                            

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Unknown Grave in Jeremie

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Jeremie, City Of Poets

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 As I walked along its narrow streets in the downtown area, you can feel its history. The streets are lined with French colonial buildings; some imported from Europe, built way back then when Jeremie was a prosperous picturesque province.

Monday, March 15, 2021

It turned out to be a good day after all...

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 Have you ever awakened from a nap and for the first five minutes just couldn’t remember where you were, what day it was? I must have been sleeping for at least 2 hours, and then I grabbed my Canon and I did remember... photos © patrice dougé All rights reserved


 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Monday, March 8, 2021

International Women's Day, Haiti

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International Women's Day is still celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day to recognized women for their achievements. Considering the enormous wide variety of issues that challenge women in Haiti, every day is actually a great day to celebrate the inspiration and amazing strength of Haitian women. photos © patrice dougé All rights reserved

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Demonstrators take the to the streets in Port-au-Prince

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Demonstrators take to the streets in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, March 7, 2021, to protest against kidnappings, corruption, and the reinstatement of a dictatorship. photo © patrice dougé All rights reserved

Sunday, May 24, 2020

A Dull Saturday afternoon in Port Au Prince

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The intense necessity to create is an urge that comes and goes, sort of like an addiction as intense as a craving for intimacy. As I walked along Ave Christophe in Port au Prince, the soft, late afternoon sunlight set off an inward urgency to memorialized and carry forward the memory of this particularly dull afternoon.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Darkness, my new friend

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Lately, after the sun goes down in Port Au Prince, stillness and darkness slowly enwraps parts of the city because of a still in effect 8 pm curfew and severe electricity shortages. However, the twinkling of the stars in the night sky gradually lessen the chaos of the mind, which slowly fades away into the infinity. 

Monday, May 18, 2020

The colorful murals of Baussan

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Port Au Prince, The colorful murals of Baussan which is situated between Turgeau and Bois Verna is drained from its usually busy streets since emergency measures were taken by Haitian officials because of the coronavirus crisis. The eerie emptiness and quiet streets brought about an apocalyptic mood and gave rise to an array of emotional responses from estrangement, social alienation, and melancholy.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Unexpected

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We were already in Moron but about a quarter of a mile to reach the property to be surveyed. It wasn’t a trip (from Jérémie) to continue photo documenting the Grand’Anse which I was hired for. Because of the unpaved and dusty road we had to roll up the truck windows so I wasn’t paying much attention to my surroundings until we came to a full stop because of a deep drop off on the road. And there they were, a few children playing on a pipirit. I quickly shot a few frames before they became conscious they were being photographed.

Friday, March 6, 2020

It's still safe to travel throughout the Grand'Anse

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Grand’Anse, Haiti - Following last night warning to Americans by the U.S. State Department against traveling to Haiti, I made phone calls to different regions in the Grand’Anse and my friends reassured me it was totally safe to travel to any parts of the Grand’Anse and asked me when I was coming again. I consider the Grand’Anse home even though I wasn’t born there.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Haiti's Culture

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‘Haiti has a unique history for many reasons, a facet which contributes to its rich and dynamic culture compared to other Caribbean nations. The culture of Haiti has its roots in West Africa, and to this day many of its inhabitants feel more aligned to Africa than they do to the Caribbean or Americas.’ iexplore.com 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Haiti commemorates 10th anniversary of devastating earthquake

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

When the people rise ...

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Destiné, alias Jean Jacques Dessalines is a regular fixture at most major demonstrations, especially those who fall on historical dates. He can be seen dressed as the leader of the Haitian Revolution and often makes a dramatic appearance when mounted on his horse with the black and red banner floating followed by running and cheering kids, lending his support to already gathered demonstrators. 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

It's been eight weeks

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Political violence has significant adverse effects on all members of society, especially children. The current social upheaval in Haiti for the past eight weeks may affect children; even short-term exposure to political violence may have long-lasting effects on behavior ranging from academic failure to increased aggression.


Saturday, October 26, 2019

Uprising in Haiti against an oppressive system

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For the past 16 months, Haitians have taken to the streets in cities throughout Haiti demanding the resignation of Jovenel Moise, the prosecution of corrupt Government officials, and a complete rupture with an oppressive system associated with the predatory state in Haiti. The struggle for a more inclusive and humane society is on going.