Why is this work important?
A Haitian proverb says “Ti moun se avni peye’an” (Children are the future of the country). I translate it instead children are the hope of the future. As a photographer your work is often focused on recording the present in order to preserve the past. While this is a critical part of my life’s work, I also find it important to ensure that part of the work I am doing is paving the way for a brighter future. Photography based facilitation allows me to work with youth as they shape their visions for their own futures. Along side the young people I work with, I myself continue to evolve, my interests, passions, and projects change, but each one captures an essential element of my journey.