March 19, 2014

Visions of Jeremie

By Flip Holsinger In andrew wyeth, Cormac McCarthy, haiti, photojournalism

In Jeremie Haiti the sea is the city. It marks the border and the faces of the lives of people and its things. A salt-pocked anchor in an alley. Children’s shoes. Hands. Steel for the new wharf. A couple walks the corridor of the main street dressed in white, as if the sea salt has itself born itself of cloth. Anchors and fish are the metaphors of the children’s math lessons. The light is of another continent. Rembrandt would have retired here had “here” been during his time. These are some visions of Jeremie…