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‘HavanaHaiti’ photographers to discuss their work at the Miami Book Fair

MASK An anonymous Haitian migrant detained at Guantánamo Bay U.S. Naval Base shields his identity in fear of being recognized once he is repatriated back to Haiti. He was one of many detainees protesting for the return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide after he was ousted during a military coup in 1991 and lived in exile for three years in the United States.
MASK An anonymous Haitian migrant detained at Guantánamo Bay U.S. Naval Base shields his identity in fear of being recognized once he is repatriated back to Haiti. He was one of many detainees protesting for the return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide after he was ousted during a military coup in 1991 and lived in exile for three years in the United States. Iris PhotoCollective

Images, too, tell stories. This week, as part of the Miami Book Fair International, which begins today, the photographers whose images are part of “HavanaHaiti: Two cultures, One Community,” will discuss their work, in which they attempt to capture both the simplicity and the challenges of everyday life in two dynamic cultures.

The images presented here represent the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Carl Juste.

If you go

▪ Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.: Iris Photocollective co-founder Carl Juste, project director Luis Rios and a panel of photojournalists and writers discuss “Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community,” a book of photographs and essays.

▪ Nov. 21, 11 a.m.: Havana and Haiti: Reshaping the New Americas and the World. Carl Juste and Luis Rios explore the human triumphs and failures of Cuba and Haiti as these two island nations struggle to retain their political and cultural identities.

▪ Nov. 21, 3:30 p.m.: Prominent photojournalists and writers, including André Chung, Edwidge Danticat, Carol Guzy, C.W. Griffin, Ana Menendez, Leonard Pitts Jr., Les Stone and John Yearwood, discuss the similarities and stark differences between Cuba and Haiti.

The three events are free and will take place at The Swamp tent, on the corner of Northeast Third Street and Second Avenue.

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