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Captivating nighttime snapshots illuminating the dark, revealing faces of those mostly living in the margins of mainstream. “Talk to me and you will see…”—Marvin Gaye
Perpetuating the legacy of Pierre Verger, a French photographer who documented African-based religions (West Africa/America), often seen by Westerners as the taboo world of spirit worship. As was Pierre Verger, Jerome is himself a Hougan (Vodou Priest).
A mere three weeks after the 2010 earthquake, this series is centered around four symbolic images of the destruction, each surrounded by two pictures taken from a Vodou ceremony. The message being conveyed? Haiti will have to find resources out of its culture, beliefs and resilience as it had become obvious that promised resources weren’t forthcoming.