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8397: Calling all photographers (fwd)

From: Tttnhm@aol.com

To all those photographers who worked in Haiti prior to the 1995 abolition of 
the Armed Forces of Haiti:

Haiti needs your photos!

Last week I met with Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, coordinator of the 30 September 
Foundation, a coalition of coup victims' organisations and human rights 
activists in Haiti. He told me that the Foundation has put together an 
exhibition of photos showing the Haitian army and police at work, i.e., 
photos of either police and/or soldiers repressing the population, or photos 
of the victims of military repression. 

This exhibition has been staged in Port-au-Prince, and has also toured 
through the departments of the Centre and North-East. Its aim is to remind 
Haitian people of the reality of having an Army in the context of the recent 
calls by some politicians for the revival of this institution.

Lovinsky said that this exhibition, which has attracted large crowds wherever 
it has been staged, needs more photographs. (It will continue to tour Haiti, 
and may later also be shown in the United States in areas where there are 
significant Haitian and Haitian-American communities.) He asked if all those 
photographers who worked in Haiti in the years up until 1995 could donate 
some of their photographs to the exhibition.

The theme: the Haitian army, police and attaches (including the FRAPH) in 
action, or shots of the victims of their actions. 
(Please label the back of the photos with the date, location, and any other 

Photos can be any size, but preferably 8.5 x 10 inches.

Send the photos, as soon as possible, to:

Foundation 30 Septembre
BP 19275

So, come on, now is your chance to put something of your work back into 
Haiti, and for a good cause. All those 'body shots' that were so sought after 
before and especiallly during the 1991-94 coup regime can really be of some 
use now.

Charles Arthur

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