A photo book of AHDH at the Hospital St. Joseph in LaVallée de Jacmel, Haiti – a visual story of a medical team of doctors, nurses, and volunteers

Hospital St. Joseph

This was my first image of the Hospital St. Joseph on my first mission.

I am working on another Photo Book—this one will be all about the doctors and nurses and volunteers who were a part of AHDH, Inc. during the time I traveled with them. I’m starting in the beginning and choosing the most powerful images I have—when the hardest part of the Mission was the drive up to Ridoré. This will be difficult for me because I have so many beautiful images of everyone. As a documentary photographer I documented everything I saw and I was everywhere all day long. I focused mostly on the doctors and nurses in the beginning—mostly because they worked so hard at what they do best. There were times they worked through dinner into the night and when they finally got to their room there might not be electricity or water for a shower. And they did not complain. Yes, they are all my heroes and I am a witness to their every move.

I’m adding a few images that are in the book file. I will try to keep you updated as I work on the book.


This was our Airport in Jacmel it was beautiful!


This is where we drove across the river there was no bridge, for years no one was able to build a bridge that could withstand the weather.


This was the turn in to Ridoré, its all paved now but this is what I saw on my first visit—I call this image The Parking Lot. I had never seen donkeys standing this way before and it looked like a parking lot!

market day

This image was right up the hill and its all paved now.

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This image is at the top of the hill, the Market is around the corner to the right. This is all paved now and looks so different.

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This was a fun evening at the AuBerge Hotel. I must have put my camera on a tripod because I’m in the image too.

About Jeane La Rance

My brother gave me my first camera when I was nine or ten years of age, he bought it in Europe. I don't remember much about the camera itself it was the pictures I couldn't get enough of, and that still holds true. My life is all about photography. In the beginning it was black and white film. I loved being in the darkroom nothing could compare to it and even though I swore I'd never go digital, I rarely shoot film anymore. I went to the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM for my Bachelors Degree. There I studied Documentary Photography, Cinematography and Post Production Editing. Later I attended Savannah College of Art and Design for a Masters Degree in the same fields of study, Photography and Moving Images.
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