By Deanna Del Vecchio A dense fog settled on the mountains of La Visite national park, but we had come to realize that it wouldn’t last long. All day, the fog rolled in and out, a mist that seemed eerie at times – one minute, the mid-day sun would be beating down strong, and the [...]
This photo story explores the natural and cultural worlds of Parc La Visite and Jacmel through the eyes of five Haitian youths. La Visite National Park is an area of exceptional cultural and biological importance; Jacmel is a coastal town and cultural hub dependent on the Park for its natural resources.
Less than 2% of the lush forest that once cloaked Haiti remains. Forest loss is a big problem because exposed soil is washed into the sea during rains, lowering the productivity of the land, and leading to drought and dangerous flash floods. Approximately fifty million trees are cut down each year to make charcoal, Haiti’s primary source of cooking fuel. This photo story explores charcoal production and use in Parc La Visite and Jacmel.
Twenty young Haitians were asked after the completion of the second Frame of Mind Workshop what photography had inspired them to do. This is what they said…