Photography in Haiti: The Stories We Tell (Photography Part 1/6)

After our talk with Elizabeth Turnbull and our discussion on storytelling in Haiti, I started to wonder, how do we tell stories? And then, how do I tell stories? It turned into a pretty slippery slope, so bear with me. As my siblings and I grew up we filled close to a dozen photo albums. … More Photography in Haiti: The Stories We Tell (Photography Part 1/6)

Interview with Children’s Author Elizabeth Turnbull

What inspired to you to begin the Janjak & Freda series? I noticed that there aren’t many children’s books about Haiti, and there are even fewer that are accessible to Haitian children in Kreyol. Most books published are in French, and I really wanted children in Haiti to have the opportunity to read a book … More Interview with Children’s Author Elizabeth Turnbull

Getting the Job Done

One of the biggest cultural adjustments that most Americans experience when visiting Haiti is schedule.  “We’ll leave at 2” or “We’ll meet at 5” or “Church starts at 8” don’t mean quite the same thing in Haiti as they do in the U.S. Haitian culture tends to treat time with a greater sense of fluidity, … More Getting the Job Done