Author Archive for Chandler Sowden

Zanmi Foto Replicates in Tennessee

A little over two years ago, Pradip Malde, Brooke Irving, and myself, Chandler Sowden, made our “trial run” trip to Cange, back before Zanmi Foto, before any module was developed, and before we knew much more than what we were hoping and dreaming for out of a community-based photo project. A year later, with additional help… more →

Spotted in Stores: Haitian Coffee

La Colombe Workshop HAITI: MARE BLANCE Coffee While perusing the selection of coffee offered at a Whole Foods in Washington, D.C., I stumbled upon a bag of single origin coffee from Mare Blanche, Haiti: Roasted by La Colombe, the coffee is for sale in stores as well as online. The description online reads: The United… more →

An Afternoon at the Nursery

  This photograph was taken on the first day at the Bois Joli nursery, where shade trees were given the Zanmi Kafe farmers. There were mango trees, along with several other species, which will provide the cover necessary to sustain a successful coffee crop on the mountaintop. Several farmers here are lined up waiting for… more →

Zanmi Foto: First Photographs

Yesterday, the Zanmi Foto team looked on as the first four families in Bois Joli received their cameras. The moment was very exciting as the CFFL students explained first the basic operations of the cameras, how to charge the battery with a solar panel, and how to take a photograph.  

Day 1

Mirabeau Sainville, Agronomy student at CFFL, discussion the Zanmi Foto project [photo: Pradip Malde] We have completed our first day here at Centre Formacion Fritz Lafontant (CFFL) where we met our four students and introduced them to the Zanmi Foto project. Three of the students are studying agriculture and the fourth is studying woodworking. All… more →

Arrival in Cange

The Zanmi Foto group, after a long day of travel, has made it to Cange. We spent last night talking with old friends and meeting new ones. Today will be day one— we planned our first training day with the CFFL students over breakfast and are ready to meet them this afternoon! Today will be… more →