Jess Obert

Photographer and Filmmaker
Location: Port au Prince, Haiti
Nationality: American
Biography: I am a visual journalist and filmmaker based between NYC and Haiti. I worked at the The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, DC, and my work has been published in various publications including Al Jazeera English, Buzzfeed News, The... read on
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The Pate Maker
Copyright jess obert 2021
Date of Work 01/01/19 - 02/08/19
Updated 01/20/19
Andony Suprème lives in Mirebalais, Haiti, and makes Pate, a type of fried puff pastry enjoyed for breakfast. He started making the breakfast food by himself, but now runs a business of four people. In the Central Plateau, most live on less than $2 / day. But for the pate maker, that is not enough. Receiving only a 6th grade education, he has worked many small side jobs trying to support his family. But cooking is his passion. He wants to see his business grow, and to help employ his community.

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