Author Archive for Pradip Malde

Professor, Dept. of Art and Art History, Sewanee: The University of the South Co-Director, Haiti Institute in Sewanee

Haiti Flag Day!

  It is Haiti Flag Day today!Bonjou tout moun . HAITI Pou Ayiti peyi Zansèt yo Se pou n mache men nan lamen Nan mitan n pa fèt pou gen trèt Nou fèt pou n sèl mèt tèt nou An nou mache men nan lamen Pou Ayiti ka vin pi bèl An nou, an nou,… more →

Berries

Jean Nelson examining his coffee berries, Bois Jolie, Haiti, March, 2016. Micharie running errands at dusk, while berries ripen on her mother’s coffee bushes (Mita Simone), Bois Jolie, Haiti, 6:30 PM, March 14, 2016.

Legacy

Celiana Charles, Madame Josephine Exana’s daughter, being taught how to use a camera for Zanmi Foto by Thony Fontaine. Bois Jolie, April 5, 2016. [photo: Monclair Joseph] This is Celiana, being trained for the Zanmi Foto project. She is the newest addition to the team. And special too – it was her mother, Madame Exana,… more →

Zanmi Foto Fundraiser – Pearls Cafe

A Fundraiser for Zanmi Foto: All print proceeds go to Zanmi Foto, a Haiti Institute in Sewanee project that builds community 
resilience through photography … more Please join us at a Reception and kickoff on Friday March 4th, 2016, 5:30-7:00 PM Pearl’s Foggy Mountain Café 15344 Sewanee Highway, Sewanee, TN (931) 598-5770 or contact pmalde@sewanee.edu 931… more →

Madame Josephine Exana

We are all deeply saddened by the news of Madame Exana having passed away on July 29, 2015. She was a very dear friend, and a founding partner of the Zanmi Kafe and Zanmi Foto projects. She will be missed, and always remembered. This is one of the last photographs I took of Madame Exana, as… more →

Listening

Ruth with her nephew, Wenshel Saintillus. Bois Jolie, Haiti. June, 2015. Amidst all the hooha about the Red Cross inefficiently spending millions in Haiti, there is a perennial, widespread, attitude  that troubles me. It goes something like this: Haiti is a troubled nation, and its people cannot articulate their needs or are capable of pulling… more →

24 hours

Two extremes, and a summing up of sorts. Dawn, fog. Looking South West from Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. 6:24 AM, 1 June, 2015. Route Nationale 3, Looking North, outisde Port Au Prince, Haiti. 6:54 AM, 2 June, 2015.  

Bug Bug

Mary Margaret Johnson (Zanmi Foto) discussing Scott Summer's biodiversity analysis of the Zanmi Kafe project. Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. May 2015.

Mary Margaret Johnson (Zanmi Foto) discussing Scott Summer’s biodiversity analysis of the Zanmi Kafe project. Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. May 2015.  Scott and Geanina Fripp are identifying different species of ants and other insects to characterize the community of invertebrates available to defend the coffee seedlings against predators and pests. [photo: Pradip Malde]

Coconuts

Hunter Swenson, coconut and Mansell Ambrose. Bois Jolie, Haiti. May, 2015

Hunter Swenson, coconut and Mansell Ambrose. Bois Jolie, Haiti. May, 2015 [photo: Pradip Malde] Mansell photographs a freshly picked coconut served by Leonel Jeremie, one of our Zanmi Foto partners in the Bois Jolie area. Scattered around Hunter are the flowers of another type of palm tree loved by bees. Leonel also tends several hives.