Valerie Baeriswyl

Fête des Rois
Location: Haïti
Nationality: Suisse
Biography: Valérie Baeriswyl (35) is vegetarian, outspoken and is especially entertaining when speaking English with her thick French accent. She is also a Swiss photographer who studied photojournalism in Paris, currently based between Haiti and... read on
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Fête des Rois
Credits: valerie baeriswyl
Updated: 01/08/17


Every year on January 6th took place " La fête des rois " in Gonaïves, on the West side of Haiti. " Lakou Badjo and Lakou Soukri " were the " sacred temples " which welcomed a set of voodoo rituals which involved prayers, songs, dances, offerings, trances, baths of purification. The white candles and the yellow candles play a fundamental role in the invoking the Spirits. Following the beats of drums and songs, the women dancers, and some man dancers Congo move their feet in a very fast way and make small bounces with their shoulders and twerking.

Beyond the importance of its African inheritance, its history the colonization, to the marronnage and to the independence of Haiti, the Epiphanie, one of the most important parties of the voodoo calendar, which immortalizes the tradition in Haiti.

Pictures taken on January 6, 2016 and on January 5-6, 2017

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Transition in Sao Paulo

By Valerie Baeriswyl — A beggin project about transgender, transition. Sao Paolo, 2016


By Valerie Baeriswyl — This series Inside is here to highlight the precarious conditions of living, these people have to endure after being expelled from the Dominican..


By Valerie Baeriswyl — Beautiful meetings

Festival Quatre Chemins (13ed)

By Valerie Baeriswyl — 21 novembre - 3 décembre, Port-au-Prince, 13 éd du Festival Quatre Chemins

Jérémie et Bonbon - élections

By Valerie Baeriswyl — Cover of the presidential and legislative elections of 20 November 2016 in Jérémie and Bonbon, communes of the department of Grande Anse, south of..


By Valerie Baeriswyl — Abricots Abricots (Abriko en créole) est une commune de la République d'Haïti, située dans le département de Grand'Anse. La commune est..


By Valerie Baeriswyl — A serie at the Rivière Massacre at the bordes between Haïti and Republic dominican. 


By Valerie Baeriswyl — This serie "Tents,in the camps of Anse-a-Pitres", a city on the boarder of Dominican Republic and Haiti, is here to highlight the precarious..


By Valerie Baeriswyl — Importation In Malpasse (on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic),  the massive import of the dominican products towards Haiti..

Hôpital général

By Valerie Baeriswyl — Hôpital général General Hospital is also University Hospital is currently in transition. A building next to the current site began, in..


By Valerie Baeriswyl — A return of the other side (synopsis) This reportage was carried out in the camps of Anse-à-Pitres, Haiti border town and close to the Dominican..
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