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People celebrate at an art exposition on Congo Beach in Jacmel. (Josué Jean©2010/ZanmiLakay/ACFFC/Josué Jean©2010/ZanmiLakay/ACFFC)
People celebrate at an art exposition on Congo Beach in Jacmel. (Josué Jean©2010/ZanmiLakay/ACFFC/Josué Jean©2010/ZanmiLakay/ACFFC)

Project Jacmel

Fete Jacmel as photographed by local teens Add to ...

Armed with digital cameras, eight students from Jacmel aged 12 to 18 have been capturing images of life in the Abri Pwovizwa tent city, the work of local artisans, and other sights around the town as it recovers from the earthquake.

Their work - presented here - was made possible due the efforts of Zanmi Lakay, which for more than 13 years has been teaching photographic skills to Haitian children, and the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which operates an arts program for children in Jacmel.

The images and captions below are by Josué Jean, Fedno Lubin and Douglas Jean © 2010/ZanmiLakay/ACFFC. We'll publish more of the students's work in the days and weeks ahead.



Sponsorship banner for Jacmel Fete.



During the Haitian Flag Day parade in Jacmel, the high school boys performance from Group Timesie reflects the lack of help and growing hunger of the townspeople.





People celebrate at an art exposition on Congo Beach in Jacmel.







People in Jacmel rally against Haitian president Rene Preval on Flag Day to demand better representation because of the perceived lack of assistance since the January earthquake.



The people of Jacmel came out for Haitian Flag Day to celebrate their ancestors.







People celebrate at an art exposition on Congo Beach in Jacmel. Townspeople are working to uplift their community by reviving the beachfront markets with food stalls and art booths.



People celebrate at an art exposition on Congo Beach in Jacmel.





People celebrate at an art exposition on Congo Beach in Jacmel.





Local artisans display their work for sale along with Haitian flags and t-shirts at the Flag Day fete and exposition in Jacmel.



Art is displayed in the main square during celebrations for Jacmel.

A group of marching girl scouts performs during the Haitian Flag Day Parade May 18, 2010, in Jacmel.





A giant Haitian flag is carried and displayed in the hot sun during Jacmel's Flag day celebration and parade.



A group of girl scouts wearing the colours of the Haitian flag take to the streets during the Haitian Flag day parade in Jacmel.

The Lakobat market in Jacmel is packed with people during Sunday celebrations.

 

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