thomas freteur

Photographer / Videographer
Le tombeau
Location: Kinshasa
Nationality: Belgian
Biography: Years ago, Thomas received from his Grand-Pa the Hasselblad that he had kept through out his photographer career, stretching back to the early 50’s. Was it this Hasselblad, more than his diploma in social media, that convinced Thomas he had... MORE
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Le tombeau
Copyright thomas freteur 2023
Date of Work Nov 2015 - Nov 2017
Updated May 2017
Location Haiti
Topics Christianity, Community, Documentary, Editorial, Faith, Family, Fear, Fine Art, Grave, death,, Landscape, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Poverty, Relationships, Sorrow, Travel

All along the roads, paths and narrow tracks of the Haitian countryside, there are all kinds of houses with gardens which host graves. Those buildings, which preciously contain dead relatives, are considered like sacred monuments but they are also part of the family's daily life. Compared to West, relationships with death are easy and simple. God just decided it! And, so far, no one seems afraid to lay on the grave and have a quick chat with the one beyond...

No matter the economic health of the family, there will be a grave in their garden.

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