Author Archives: Jeane La Rance

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.

Life and Culture

When I first started the plan of teaching documentary photography in LaVallée I did tons of research on Haiti and her people so I would better understand their culture and know how to relate to my students during critiques. In … Continue reading

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A Story of Life and Culture in LaVallée

I’m sorry to say once again that I will not be traveling to Haiti in June with the doctors—I have too much work to do but hopefully I will go on the November mission. Most recently I received a grant … Continue reading

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Dr. Arshavir I. Michael, A Tribute

Dear Friends and Supporters of AHDH The least we should do, for having the fortune to journey with you, Brother, is to commit that your example will continue to live through our deeds toward the less fortunate. AHDH’s Executive Committee … Continue reading

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Dr. Arshavir I. Michael, A Tribute.

Our beloved Arshi, Dr. Arshavir I. Michael, has transited A Beautiful, Giant Oak tree, Made a big splash, high up into our spring sky. Leaving a large emptiness, In our forest and our hearts. But, he made sure he left … Continue reading

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A Story of Life and Culture in LaVallée de Jacmel, Haiti

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A Story of Life and Culture in LaVallée de Jacmel, Haiti

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 … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

    Happy Fathers Day! To all Fathers—I wish you a Happy Day! I won’t be traveling with you on this mission and I am envious so I thought I would post something about this special day to try and … Continue reading

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THE ISLAND OF HISPANIOLA, HAITI AND DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

This is a perfect image of the Island of Hispaniola by NASA I couldn’t stop looking at it so thought I’d share it with all of you.

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In LaVallée

I have never lived without running water—most people in the United States don’t know what that’s like. However, there are still many Native people in the US who do not have running water. When I was growing up, my grandparents … Continue reading

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Portraits of Beautiful People in LaVallée, Haiti

  I have so many beautiful portraits of people I’ve met in Haiti. I think of my first trip and of Dr. René warning me about the people stealing my heart and how right he was. On my first trip … Continue reading

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