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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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Voodoo | Photographer Dan Kitwood.

Voodoo | Photographer Dan Kitwood. | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

The little known nation of Benin is tiny by African standards, sat in the gulf of Guinea hemmed in by the might of Nigeria on its Eastern flank and Togo to the West, with the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean lapping along its palm fringed beaches. This former French colony is rich in colonial history; home to the “Slave Coast” of Ouidah, and the spiritual birthplace of Voodoo.

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