Photographer / Videographer
based in Brooklyn
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Years ago, Thomas received from his Grand-Pa the Hasselblad that he had kept along his photographer career, stretching back to the early 50’s. Was it this Hasselblad, more than his diploma in...
Pictured above is Elise Valdor, 72, who is a Dokté Fey (common name for the #Haitian traditional #healer) in# Martissant, popular area of Port-au-Prince, for the past fifteen years. However, she began to develop this gift only after the death of her mother who was an important #Mambo (female Voodoo priest). Elise Vador was born in #Jérémie (South of Haiti) in a middle-class family, however, she did not attend school. Every night, when she was asleep, a canoe came to pick her up and take her to a large boat where a white man (a foreigner) was sitting to teach her to read.
In the event of illness, the population of Haitik often opts for the #traditionalmedicineto which it still confers confidence and which often succeeds in repairing it. Indeed, in this field, Haiti has still a great resource: that of an empirical #medicine that is rich, diversified and accessible.