The Women of Blue Hills
FANM YO BLUE HILLS
In late August I arrived at a small rural community on the edge of Cap-Haitian in northern Haiti. Nothing could have prepared me for the reception, we arrived to a room of 90 women, they clapped and sang beautifully to us, bringing tears to our eyes right away. They had been waiting most of the day in the hot Haitian sun, our plane was delayed and then our drivers got lost on the way to Blue Hills. But when we arrived it was all worth it, the drama that unfolded matched the moody skies as dark heavy storm clouds, lightening and thunder danced around us. We were there to talk to them about their lives, their worries and sorrows, and how water played a part in all of that. I quickly decided to do a mass portrait session with them, and this poster is a tribute to the women of Blue Hills.