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Haiti Art Event - Eastside Church/ La Gonave Partnership - Atlanta Ga. Photography

Three weeks ago, my church held an experiential art event ("A Walk in My Shoes") centered around Haitian education, culture, and community. Our church is a part of the La Gonave Haiti Partnership, which is a “ministry of presence” and a community development partnership between the people of La Gonave, the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and other partners in the US. The event served to encourage dialogue around what it truly means to be in partnership with another community, what differences we might have, as well as what similarities. 

If you weren't able to make it out to this event, lucky for you, I took photos! So take a few minutes and virtually walk through the art exhibit through these photos! Also, there are goats at the end :). Enjoy!
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The event was the culmination of a shoe drive for our partners in Ticolette (community in La Gonave that our church is partnered with)! The title of the event was "A Walk In My Shoes," so some of the collected shoes were strategically placed throughout the event as a piece of art as well.

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Access to clean water is a challenge to come by in Ticolette. When you first walked into the exhibit, there was a tower of jugs, with facts on them, for participants to carry with them throughout the event (just like our partners may have to do on a daily basis).

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"Hand washing alone can reduce water-related deaths by 35%." This is just one of the powerful facts/ statistics on the water jugs.

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Here is where shoes could be donated for our partners in Haiti!

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Here are just a few of the shoes that were collected that night as well as in the previous weeks! "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

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These treads are ready to be worn by one of our community members in Haiti! I love this image. So much hope in one pair of shoes!

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One of our artists created a piece (acrylic, charcoal) based on a photograph of the community in Ticolette that we are partnered with. This piece is absolutely beautiful!!

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One of the pieces was a small chapel built of found wood and thatch. Within the chapel was a TV showing images from a recent trip to Haiti as well as a recording of a worship service in the church in Ticolette. It was such an experience, sitting and listening to the beautiful sounds of worship!

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This piece shows different facts around maternal health. I did not get a photo from the other side, but the boxes are painted to look like buildings because "it takes a village to raise a child."

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This was an educational piece around agriculture in Haiti.

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These photos show different plants and vegetables grown in Haiti.

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This piece was to show different facts about the educational opportunities in Haiti.

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Maybe because I am a photographer, but I found this piece to be very powerful. "We do not see the lens through which we look."

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And here are the goats! These goats belong to Berea Menonite, one of our sister churches. Meet Church and Chime!

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Of course I got a photo of Gabriel meeting the goats! And of course, he seems to be a little more interested in the hay than the goat.

Blog post by Natalie Jackson. Shot with Canon 50mm f1.8.
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