After his first photographic exhibition carried out in November 2017 in the gardens of the art center, the photographer Georges Harry Rouzier made us rediscover the cemetery of Port-au-Prince created in 1770. But this time, it is printed in a photographic work entitled “A city, in the city”. The launch will take place this first February from 4 pm at the Yanvalou restaurant, at the cost of 1,500 gourdes.
Through the photographic project “A city in the city”, Rouzier is trying to show Port-au-Prince on another facet. While making the parallel between the cemetery and the capital. He was able to show the similarity of the urban disorder that exists between them. Difficulties linked to unsanitary conditions, insecurity and disrespect for human rights and property. “Some people sometimes take strength from certain cellars so that they can be sold to other families”, suggests Georges Harry.
It was in 2015 that the idea appeared to him. Trained architect Georges offers a fresh look at the evolution of vault architectures. A job that required more than thirty visits to this place to observe and capture highlights. “You can notice at first glance that the old vaults are much more architecturally worked than those of today,” says the photographer. For the latter, these photos are a collective awakening of consciousness about urban danger. Thus leaving no room for long reflection, insofar as these images clearly and clearly reflect the reality that prevails in this cemetery.
He admits using a style of photojournalism in order to uncover living scenes such as people who come and go to create life in this place where death rules.
Exciting photographic journey
Georges Harry Rouzier took his first steps in photography in 2011. First as a portrait painter, wedding photographer. Then a few years later, he joined the “Kolektif 2 Dimensyon” (K2D) as a founding member and decided to change the working method to focus on photographs that could tell and question certain realities of Haitian society. “Une ville dans la ville” is his first individual work. However, with the K2D he worked on several exhibitions and presented photographic books in various countries.
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