I have not been to LaVallée in more than a year but I feel as though you are all here with me now. I just gave a lecture on Tuesday March 24th, titled: A Story of Life and Culture in the County of LaVallée de Jacmel, Haiti. It was well attended I think for Key West, I was nervous but it was a good story and good stories are always about love and respect. My lecture was about how I see Haiti and her people—the people who fought so hard to be who they are, strong and proud, resilient, and beautiful.
As I prepared for this special event and edited through the many images I’ve made over the years in Haiti I see the faces and places that I know so well and love so dearly and it reminds me of why without question, I return to Haiti time after time. I thank all of my Haitian friends for letting me be part of your lives. Merci Beaucoup!
I am adding a few of the images that I used in my lecture and I do hope to see all of you in June!