Dreamer and Photojournalist,
The Miami Herald
Director of Photography,
San Antonio Express-News
Carl-Philippe Juste, Pablo Martinez Monsivais, C.W. Griffin, Marice Cohn Band, André Chung, Clarence Williams III, Patrick Farrell, Charlie Trainor, Jr., Carol Guzy, Jeffery A. Salter, Les Stone, and others.
Participating photojournalists created the images while on assignment working for national dailies and magazines including The Miami Herald, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, National Geographic, Newsweek, and Time among others.
Carlos Moore, Edwidge Danticat, John Yearwood, Damarys Ocana, Bea Garcia, Michael Ottey, Kelly Johnson, Joe Ogelsby, Yves Colon, Sonji Jacobs Dade, Ana Menendez, Jacqueline Charles, Dorothy Willis, Carlos Eire, Fabiola Santiago, Fernando Gonzalez, Richard Blanco, Cheryl Little, and others.
Writers include critically acclaimed and prize-winning novelists, critics and poets as well as journalists working for The New York Times, The Miami Herald, and Washington Post among other publications.
Dreamer and Programs Director, Miami Book Fair
Website and Book Designer
LOVE & DEDICATION
NEEDED TO RAISE
The first time I landed on the island of Hispaniola, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much like Cuba it seemed. Part of it came from the natural tendency to seek the familiar within the new, a way of soothing anxiety about the unknown. But part of the sisterly recognition was due to the fact that the islands of the Caribbean share more than just a history of conquest and tyranny; they divide a topographical heritage that records all the upheaval and violence of the land itself.
I was only in Havana once, for a week, in the late 1990s, to attend an international women’s conference. And all I can say is that I felt the place. I felt it in ways that surprised me. It seemed familiar yet so different. The walls of political slogans, backdrops to spotless streets in one corner, yet over in the next neighborhood, crumbling marvels — gorgeous buildings eroded by neglect and sea air. We too in Haiti had a revolution that some of us idealize and are still fighting.
Under the threat of persecution, Haitian-born Carl–Philippe Juste and his politically active family were forced to flee their homeland in 1965. Settling in Miami’s Haitian community, Juste flourished academically and attended the University of Miami. He vigorously pursued photojournalism and, since 1991, has worked as a photojournalist for The Miami Herald.
Juste has covered many international and national stories for the Herald, including assignments in Haiti, Cuba, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition, he has worked on various documentary projects for the museum, HistoryMiami, including At the Crossroads: Afro-Cuban Orisha Arts in Miami (2001), South American Musical Traditions in Miami (2002), and Haitian Community Arts: Images by Iris PhotoCollective (2006-2007), all were funded, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. Juste has been a guest lecturer for various national organizations and universities. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and a shared Pulitzer Prize. His work has been exhibited in various prestigious institutions and galleries in Cuba, Dominican Republic and The United States. In 2016, he won a prestigious Knight Arts Challenge grant to complete Havana, Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community, a book and exhibit of photographs and essays about Cubans and Haitians, to prove once and for all, that Haitians and Cubans have more in common than most people understand.
As part of his ongoing independent work, in 1998, Juste co-founded Iris PhotoCollective. Iris’s photographers, writers and culture activists create work that explores and documents the lives of people of color throughout the world, with the goal of empowerment for all. Havana, Haiti is a project created by Juste and guided by the mission of Iris PhotoCollective.