Meet Carol Guzy

[caption id="attachment_23213" align="alignnone" width="300"] Carol Guzy stops for a moment and takes in the joy making images in Perpignan, France while attending "Visa pour l'Image."  Photo by Carl Juste/ Iris PhotoCollective[/caption]   Meet Carol Guzy.  A “Havana,Haiti” contributor, the only person to win 4 Pulitzer Prizes for photojournalism, a wonderful compassionate photojournalist,...

Edwidge Danticat Is on WLRN Sundial

Award-winning author and HavanaHaiti contributor, Edwidge Danticat, was interviewed by Luis Hernandez the host of WLRN's Sundial.  Listen to the complete interview during the encore broadcast it's WLRN's Spring Membership Pledge Drive, S. Florida premiere public radio station WLRN (91.3fm).  Danticat is the author of stories, essays, travel commentary, film scripts,...

International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I offer this image and these words. “A country’s greatness lies in its undying ideals of love and sacrifice that inspire the mothers of the race. - Sarojini Naidu Celebrating women every day because every man came from a woman. Wonderful portrait by CW Griffin...

Visionary Aponte Symposium

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://havana-haiti.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Visionary-Aponte_1.mp4"][/video]         "You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines.  You may trod me in the very dirt,but still, like dust, I'll rise." -  Maya Angelou   José Antonio Aponte, often known as “Black” José Aponte, (died April 9, 1812, in Havana) was a Cuban activist, military officer and carpenter of Yoruba origin who...

Today We Mourn, Tomorrow We Fight

The words of President Trump were not surprising, only the silence.  How many times his insults and verbal denigration of immigrants and people of color were uttered and those in attendance remained silent?  How many times must politicians remain complicit in both in words and action?  Edwidge Danticat refuses to...

Book Launching Date Is Set

Coral Gables Museum will be launching the exhibition and book release of "Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community  in Fall 2019. "The Museum’s mission is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts of architecture and urban and environmental design, including fostering an appreciation for the history, vision, and cultural...

Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom

Exhibit is open at Little Haiti Cultural Complex through January 20, 2018 “Havana, Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community,” was conceived to shatter a myth — that Cubans and Haitians have no more in common than Caribbean waters and the city of Miami — and set the record straight — that throughout...

MiAmi: Two Countries, One City Essay#1

Haiti and Cuba: Twin Heartbeats of Miami was inspired by Carl Juste's photojournalism in Cuba and Haiti, and his experience growing up in Miami in the Haitian and Cuban diaspora communities. Over a course of six months Miami Book Fair Programs Director Lissette Mendez partnered with Iris PhotoCollective founder, Carl...

Seeing Havana and Haiti

I have always felt a strong connection to Haiti. I'm not sure why, but I was overwhelmed with emotion the first time I saw the mountains of the country from the plane. I've been twice and both trips affected me deeply. Then, last year, I had the chance to go...

Check Out Our Promo Video

Check out the promo video for the upcoming book, Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community. The website will be launched soon where you can pre-order your book and buy lithos, box sets, and prints. Engage with us and keep up to date with events, special promotions, and social engagements. This...

Launch Party: Friday Aug. 18th

Cubans and Haitians have flooded into Florida for generations, creating in Miami their eponymous neighborhoods: Little Havana and Little Haiti. Unfortunately, Cubans and Haitians haven't often come together harmoniously. Photojournalist Carl-Philipe Juste, born in Haiti to parents with Cuban roots, has always known that Haitian and Cuban cultures have more...