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Sheep at Sunset – Adventures in Photography

I’m unexpectedly, i.e. have no choice, told to get on the back of a motorcycle on a windswept island off the coast of Haiti.  We’re in the countryside, three of us on three motos.  Mine is the last, all heading west into the setting sun on a dirt path.  There are 25 pounds of camera equipment in a backpack, on my back, hanging off the back of the moto.  My guy is getting the dirt […]

By |November 11th, 2014|caribbean coast, editorial photography, haiti|1 Comment
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Halloween Vodou Ceremony in Haiti

Photography has always opened doors I hadn’t anticipated going through. One of them was an invitation to attend a Vodou ceremony in Haiti, the night of Halloween. Vodou as well as Catholicism, is  practiced by the majority of Haitian people. Vodou in Haiti is a mix of local culture and worship of god and spirits, not like the extreme practices sensationalized in the western media.

On this Halloween there was drumming, dancing, drinking and chanting. Like a […]

By |November 2nd, 2014|editorial photography, haiti|0 Comments
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Sunset on Haiti’s Caribbean Coast

When you hear the word Haiti, do you ever think of beautiful sunsets, clean beaches, and warm waters of the Caribbean? Have a stay at the L’Amitie Hotel, twenty minutes east of Jacmel. Count the steps from your room to the beach and a chair under a brightly colored umbrella. Order your favorite drink, have a swim or two, and stay for the sunset.Copyright 2015.  Portland Oregon travel photographer, Adam Bacher.  All rights Reserved. Absolutely NO […]

By |December 5th, 2013|haiti, Landscape, nature|0 Comments
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School Girl in Sunglasses on Motorcycle – Cap Haitian, Haiti

School children on motorcycles are a common sight during the morning  commute in Cap Haitian, Haiti.Copyright 2013. Portland Oregon editorial photographer, Adam Bacher.  All rights Reserved – Absolutely NO usage without prior authorization.

By |November 8th, 2013|children and youth, haiti, transportation|0 Comments

School Children in Lory, Haiti.

All of the children at the Lory school, Haiti, were treated today at a mobile medical clinic run by a small team of doctors and medical professionals from the U.S.  For the past seven years the HACAOT medical team has come to Haiti for one week each November.  Over 600 people in the village of Lory were treated today and yesterday.Copyright 2014 Adam Bacher. All rights Reserved – Absolutely NO usage without prior authorization.
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By |November 7th, 2013|children and youth, education, haiti|0 Comments
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Why go to Haiti?

 

When people ask why I keep going back to Haiti, this image frequently comes to mind.

Tomorrow will begin my third trip to Haiti volunteering with local aid organizations.  During the next 4 weeks I’ll be documenting the work of a mobile medical clinic, an environmental restoration project, and a youth program in the slums of Port Au Prince.  I’ll be blogging regularly from Haiti. Please follow along.

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By |November 2nd, 2013|children and youth, haiti|0 Comments
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Waiting for Care – Dondon Haiti Medical Clinic

Waiting for care is a photographic essay of people waiting to be treated at a one day mobile medical clinic in the village of Dondon, Haiti.  All the photographs were taken on November 9th, 2011.  This collection of 13 images has recently been accepted to the Social Documentary website, dedicated to using the power of photography to promote global awareness.

Living in abject poverty and lacking access to basic healthcare, over a thousand people showed up […]

By |October 1st, 2013|haiti, healthcare, photojournalism|0 Comments
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Timbers Army – The Gift of Soccer

“A hero is a kid who accepts responsibility to uplift herself in the most adverse conditions,
maintains herself, and really does succeed in changing her life.” – Boby Duval

The past two years Timbers Army (supporters of Portland Timbers professional soccer team), and Far Post Soccer Supply, made generous donations of soccer balls and apparel for children in Haiti.  The equipment they donated filled more than half the luggage in each of my last two trips.  […]

By |September 12th, 2013|children and youth, haiti, soccer|0 Comments
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Haiti Mobile Healthcare Clinic

An open stairway climbs the outside back wall of a church in the village of Lorie, in rural northern Haiti. It leads to a low abutting roof, a gap in mason covered wood slats, and a view into the church. In November 2012, the church was transformed into a medical clinic run by the Haitian Caribbean American Organization of Texas (HACAOT).
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Veterans in Haiti Provide Medical Relief to Cap Haitian

In Honor of 6 extraordinary Vets, on VETERANS DAY – the heart and soul of a 17 member mobile medical team in northern Haiti.  Today they begin a disaster relief mission after severe flooding killed 10 people over the weekend.

Thousands were injured and hundreds of homes swept away.  Three days of Heavy rain drove flood waters over the port city of Cap-Haitian.  The team, from the Haitian Caribbean American Organization of Texas, is the first […]

By |November 12th, 2012|haiti, healthcare|0 Comments
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Hurricane Sandy in Haiti

Reminders from the 3 days of torrential rain in southern of Haiti are many, compliments of Hurricane Sandy.  A week before striking New York City, Sandy was a tropical storm parked just east of Haiti.  Some areas saw upwards of 20 inches of rain.  Homes were washed away, crops were whipped out, and cholera spread with dirty flood waters.  The storm killed at least 54 people. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United […]

By |November 10th, 2012|haiti, healthcare, photojournalism|3 Comments
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Photography in Haiti

For the month of November I’ll be doing humanitarian photography work Haiti.  Tomorrow morning, Sister Denise Desil, a nun from the Little Sisters of St. Thérèse, will pick me up at the Port Au Prince airport.  Founded in Haiti in 1948, the Little Sisters of St. Thérèse is the largest Catholic community on the island.  They support 34 elementary schools, 20 health care clinics, 15 home economics centers, secondary schools, orphanages, nursing homes and more.

Sister […]

By |October 29th, 2012|haiti, Humanitarian Photoraphy, photojournalism|0 Comments
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Happy 4th of July

Native Americans account for 1.2% of the U.S. population.
The rest of us are immigrants.   HAPPY 4th of JULY!
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