Photographer highlights Jacmel (Haiti) life, culture

Repeating Islands

Photographer Jeane LaRance’s exhibition, “Haiti: A photographic exhibition of life and culture in LaVallée de Jacmel” is much more than its humble description claims. The show, currently on display at the Indigo Sky Community Gallery in Savannah, Georgia, is more than photographs — it is a window into another world, both remarkably different and strangely similar to this one, Reilly Mesco writes.

A photographer for most of her life, LaRance has gone to Haiti once every three months since 2005. She is a member of the Haitian Association for Human Development, a non-governmental organization aimed at promoting the well-being of Haitians.

LaRance travels alongside volunteers and doctors when she goes to Haiti, documenting her surroundings as the volunteers complete their work.

“We have top-notch doctors. We have not only general practitioners but dentists and eye surgeons,” LaRance said. “We have everything you really need. The biggest difficulty is the lack…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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