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I travelled to Haiti shortly after the overthrow in 1986 of the dictator, Jean-Claude (Baby Doc) Duvalier. Frequently reported for its political violence, the island was experiencing a period of relative calm and peace. An opportunity to see and record another face of this fascinating country, famous for its distinctive art, particularly painting and sculpture which are notable for the use of brilliant colors and naive perspective.

Haiti is the third largest Caribbean nation and, after independence in 1804, the first independent nation of Latin America and the only country in the world established as a result of a successful slave revolt. French and Haitian Creole are the official languages.