The Iron Market (2014) by Angelaure Saint LouisHaiti Film Institute
Remember (2017) by Sephora MonteauHaiti Film Institute
Religious Shop in Cap Haitian (2014) by Philomène JosephHaiti Film Institute
Design patterns and color matching happen naturally.
Downtown Port-au-Prince (2017) by Philomène JosephHaiti Film Institute
Street side vendors are often located near central markets. They are the most popular way to acquire anything and everything.
Plantains for the market (2006) by Jean Paul Saint FleurHaiti Film Institute
Woman are the backbone of the economy and essential in the supply of food and products to the markets.
Blue Basin in Haiti (2014) by Wilky DouzeHaiti Film Institute
Saut d' Eau Haiti Waterfall (2013) by Harry Jean LouisHaiti Film Institute
Saut d'Eau, (Haitian Creole: Sodo) French for "waterfall" is in the Central department of Haiti and is said to have been created after a massive earthquake in 1842. Thousands flock on religious pilgrimage to bathe in its sacred waters and ask for favors and pray for healing.
The Citadel (2014) by Wilky DouzeHaiti Film Institute
The Citadelle Laferriere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest fortress in the Americas. Built by thousands of former slaves under King Henri Christophe it demonstrated the power of the newly independent Haiti and remains standing as a proud achievement till today.
The Yard (2000) by Jean Paul Saint FleurHaiti Film Institute
Traditional Haitian homes in the countryside often welcome visitors with a smile and a cup of Haitian grown coffee.
Donkey Ride (2006) by Jean Paul Saint FleurHaiti Film Institute
Children in the countryside are taught to ride at a very young age to help the family in the fields, gathering and transporting crops to be sold in local marketplaces.
Girl by the River in in the valley (2014) by Philomène JosephHaiti Film Institute
A donkey is sometimes the best means of transport for goods and people.
Les Cayes Town in Haiti (2017) by Sephora MonteauHaiti Film Institute
Travelling on horseback is also a popular means of transportation in the Haitian countryside.
Rice Fields in the Artibonite Valley (2014) by Wilky DouzeHaiti Film Institute
Rice Field Farmer (2014) by Wilky DouzeHaiti Film Institute
Rice field farmers thresh the rice by hand to separate the grain from the stalk.
Fisherman in Jacmel (2014) by Philomène JosephHaiti Film Institute
Being an island, Haiti is known for its many fisherman villages along the coast. Skills such as weaving fishing nets have been passed down through generations.
Fisherman (2014) by Wilky DouzeHaiti Film Institute
Many Haitian families rely on fishing to make a living.
View of Kabik Beach by Jean Paul Saint FleurHaiti Film Institute
Modern Fishermen (2020) by Jean Paul Saint FleurHaiti Film Institute
Before becoming a popular tourist destination, Kabic was a fisherman's village. Meet the new generation of fishermen!
These images were shared by Fotokonbit, a non-profit organization created to engage, educate and support Haitians in the telling of their own stories through photography. They aim to actively contribute to the legacy of Haiti’s visual culture and strongly believe that photography has the power to change public perceptions and enrich its creators. Their educational model encourages creativity and provides tools through which photographers can create their own narratives and share them with each other and the world.