"Si Bondyé vlé" (If God wants) - Haiti, 2012

Thomas Freteur

2012 - Ongoing

"I have nothing to give you, my dear Lord, but my voice - to sing your praises all my life."This popular spiritual serves as the lifeblood for many Haitians as they daily stare in the face of mortality.

When you can't rely on your country, and sickness and natural disasters constantly remind you of your mortality, in which direction should you look to find hope and meaning in life? These feelings have been perfectly understood by the Church. And in order to highlight that fragility, pastors and reverends profess that worship is the only way to redemption.

This common project for the BIP 012 introduces a series of systematic frontal pictures that depict the splendor of Haiti's churches at dawn and sunset - the "witching hour". In these moments we can see the intersection of natural and artificial light, and thus find a link between the human and divine aspect!

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  • Royaume des témoins de Jéovah, Port-au-Prince, Haïti

  • Eglise catholique Saint Pierre, Pétion Ville, Haiti

  • Première église de Jésus Christ, Jacquet toto prolongé, Haïti

  • Première Eglise de Jacquet Toto, Port-au-Prince, Haïti

  • Eglise Baptiste de Fontamara, Port-au-Prince, Haïti

  • Eglise Bétanie de Pétion Ville, Haïti

  • Eglise Protestante, Temple du Dieu Vivant, Port-au-Prince, Haïti

  • Eglise Pentecotiste Nouvelle Jérusalem, Port-au-Prince, Haïti

  • Paroisse Notre Dame d'Altagrâce, Port-au-Prince, Haïti

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