Photography // Friday, May 01, 2015
The Ghetto Tarot is a photographic interpretation by Belgian photographer Alice Smeets of the traditional tarot deck in the ghetto. The scenes are inspired by the Rider Waite Tarot deck (originally designed in 1919 by artist Pamela Colman Smith) and are replicated together with a group of Haitian artists called Atis Rezistans (resistant artists) in the Haitian slums using only material we were able to find or create locally.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 20, 2013
This morning we take a look back at Leah Gordon's extraordinary collection of photographs charting Haitain hisstory through its street carnival, "Kanaval." Leah Gordon is an artist and curator whose work has been exhibited internationally. And, among other honors, she is also the co-director of the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 21, 2012
Brooklyn-based Swoon has spent a good deal of her art career working as a socially conscious, charity and project-based philanthropist, and in that time, become one of our all-time favorites. She just launched a Kickstarter for a project we fully back, the Konbit Shelter project in Haiti. Konbit Shelter is building creative, safe, beautiful, and sustainable homes for Haitian families in the continuing aftermath of the earthquake of 2010 and Hurricane Sandy.
Street Art // Friday, December 07, 2012
In part of MOCAtv’s art in the streets series, Swoon is the subject of their newest installment focusing on her work for the "Konbit Shelter" project in Bigones-Leogane, Haiti. Take nine minutes out of your day for this insightful look into what Swoon has been up to.
Illustration // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Evens Joseph specializes in character design, fashion design, & commercial illustration and we can't get enough of these hand drawn fairy-esque illustrations of his. Evens was born in Haiti and received his degree at Columbus College of Art and Design. His incredibly detailed work has been commissioned by record labels, books, and companies worldwide.
Street Art // Wednesday, December 29, 2010
We just got word on the progress of Swoon and team's trip back to Haiti to continue the work on the Konbit Shelter Project. With Swoon’s Walki print and a Rockefeller grant, the team was able to put the plans in motion to return and make their promise a reality. More information on the Haiti Konbit Shelter Project after the jump . . .