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Voodoonville | Photojournalist: Paolo Marchetti

Voodoonville | Photojournalist: Paolo Marchetti | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Haiti, Port-au-Prince, at the end of Cite Soleil (the heart of PAP) is one of Haiti’s largest landfill, Here, a slum named Warf Jeremy was born, the final frontier of humanity for the Haitian people. There is no reliable census to calculate the exact number of the inhabitants of Waff, but the logistical support of many NGOs in recent years have counted hundreds of thousands of people living in precarious style, without any support from the state. The desperation and the great faith of this people reflect the value of life, a final bulwark in support of such suffering.

 

The Voodoo is a religion with African American characters syncretic and highly esoteric, one of the oldest in the world. The current religion Vuduista combines elements taken from the bustling traditional African practiced before colonialism, with concepts drawn from Catholicism. Today, Voodoo is practiced by about sixty million people around the world. In Haiti it is practiced by almost the entire population. The Voodoo tradition has gone through three centuries of persecution and misinformation and has been strongly discredited, many rumors and misinformation have promoted a general vision that is very distorted. - Paolo Marchetti

 

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Survival in Cité Soleil | Photojournalist: Antonio Bolfo

Survival in Cité Soleil | Photojournalist: Antonio Bolfo | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Women scavenge the mass dumping ground of Cité Soleil looking for food and items to sell.

The town of Cité Soleil has the biggest garbage dumping grounds in the city of Port-au-Prince, and possibly the country of Haiti. On the edges of this massive dump, a community has grown. People erect makeshift homes and raise families among the garbage, where they scavenge for food, scrap-metal, and other recyclable items they can use to help them survive. The 2010 earthquake led to a growth in this community, and what little assistance has been given to these people has not helped them out of living in such inhuman conditions.

 

About Antonio Bolfo :

Antonio Bolfo  was born in New York City, to Korean and Italian immigrants, and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. After a career as a videogame animator, he joined the New York Police Department, where he discovered a love for photography and decided to pursue it fulltime. He attended the International Center of Photography photojournalism program and has since had work published in The New York Times, Time and American Photography, among others. Antonio’s accolades include a first prize in the 2011 NPPA Best of Photojournalism awards.
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