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Haiti - The Perpetual Liberation
by Thomas Kern
Haiti: The Perpetual Liberation collects some 140 of Kern’s photographs of Haiti, taken in black and white with an analogue camera over the course of twenty years of travel there. As these photographs demonstrate, the people of Haiti remain determined to realize the country’s promise in the face of crushing poverty and crisis; and behind the barrage of bad news that dominates the public image it is a country full of hope and life. Three separate text booklets—each in one of three languages: English, German, and Creole—feature texts by Kern on his work and approach to the country, as well as two essays by Swiss journalist Georg Brunold and Haitian novelist Yanick Lahens that provide context and commentary for the images and discuss the country’s people and culture, and its enduring political conflict. A powerful photographic portrait, Haiti: The Perpetual Liberation shows a different, more personal, and therefore also more “ordinary” view of the troubled country that reaches beyond what we think we know about Haiti. Haiti won a bronze medal in the 2018 German Photo Book Award. Designed by Hi-Visuelle Gestaltung.
ISBN: 978-3-85881-515-6
Publisher: Scheidegger&Spiess, 2016

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