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8397: Calling all photographers (fwd)
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
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
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