We recently returned home from a week in Bayonnais, Haiti working with Actionel Fleurisma and Kenold Decimus at the Institution Classique de Bayonnais (the school) and the Eglise Christene de Bayonnais (the church). There were may great and exciting events going on that we participated in, including the celebration of Dr. Faustin Charles who finished his medical degree and is a surgeon now at the Sainte Bethesda Clinique de Bayonnais. Dr. Charles grew up just down from the clinic. We also talked with some graduates of the school who are finishing their work in some of the prominent Universities in Port-au-Prince. There were football (soccer) tournaments between classes and faculty and much more. We made some great friendships.
We have begun the process of writing and fact checking to be sure we have accurate information. We have also developed most of the film and scanned the images selecting the first group out of the 3,000 images taken during the week. We hope to have the book completed sometime in May 2017. Watch here for more updates and some photographs.
Editing has taken longer than we planned. We have gone through several drafts of our first documentary work, checking photograph quality and making sure our facts are correct. We are working through the final draft now for clarity, grammar and spelling. Not my strongest skill, I have enlisted the help of some in academia and those most familiar with the organization we are supporting through this work - Friends of OFCB. This work will be published through help from Blurb Publishing, using linen hard covers and professional grade paper for the best presentation and preservation of the photographs and stories. I am truly excited about making this work available and the feedback we have received is tremendous. Keep watching for a preview of the work. We will also announce the completion and ability to purchase it here.
Our documentary, A Fly in the Donkey's Eye, about Bayonnais, Haiti has been released. Several of the limited, signed editions have already been purchased. When twenty of those have been sold, there will be no more. ObscureMPhotoEmail to inquire further about the limited edition. We also have 10 images on 4.5" x 5.5" note cards, sold in packs of 10. Finally, our fine art prints are also for sale, signed, but unframed. If you would like to inquire about a framed image, please ObscureMPhotoEmail. We are excited about the positive reception we have been given about this work. We are even more excited that we are raising money that will go back to Bayonnais.