Kafou Zaboka, Haiti
Photo: Mikkel Ulriksen
We are a local community of writers, photographers, travellers, adventurers and much more with the common denominator of a great love for this place.
A self-taught writer Costaguinov is passionate about music, travel, art, and especially literature. You’ll often find Costaguinov with a book in his hand, and he dreams of one day becoming a published author writing enchanting novels and poetry books.
Costaguinov (or Baptiste as he is known among his co-workers) lives in Port-au-Prince, where he’s studying Applied economics and planning. His favorite book is Le Petit Prince.
Sa k ap fèt? Kelly Paulemon is a young travel writer living in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her love for her home country pushed her onto her own two feet to see, taste, and discover more – and to write about it!
Often either on a kamyonèt or a motorcycle, she’s always looking for some place, thing, or person new to meet – maybe you’ll bump into her soon!
Jean Oscar Augustin
Visual artist Jean Oscar Augustin is the art director here at Visit Haiti. Passionate about photography and cinematography, Jean Oscar is based in Gonaïves but travels all over Haiti. You can see more of his work on Instagram:
Instagram: @jeanoscar.a and @jeanoscart
Melissa Beralus is a student of Fine Arts at ENARTS, a teacher of Creole and visual arts, a journalist, and a member of Lyonel Trouillot’s literary collective Atelier Jeudi Soir.
Pierre Michel Jean
A multidisciplinary creative and a founding member of the artist collective Kolektif 2 Dimansyon, Pierre Michel’s work focuses on themes of culture, politics, and Vodou. His photography is dynamic, and a true living extension of life in Haiti through the screen. He’s participated in several festivals and exhibitions and his photos are often featured in international newspapers.
Pierre Michel lives with his cat Mathurin in Port-au-Prince and is passionate about art and drama.
Lunevska Freddy Jean
A young business leader passionate about music, culinary arts, and adventure, Lunevska's dream is to visit all the countries around the world and write a book about his experiences.
Kira is a young Haitian writer passionate about people, politics and human rights. When she’s not writing for Visit Haiti or for her own blog, she’s taking pictures of people, writing about them or just gazing at passersby over a cup of coffee at a coffee house.
Franck Fontain, better known as Ti Pinez, is passionate about art in general.
Photographer, musician, painter, draftsman, colorist: Franck's talents are many, and you'll see his stunning photographs on display here at Visit Haiti.
Emily Bauman is a contributing writer and photographer for Visit Haiti. Born to Canadian parents who had a serious case of wanderlust, she was raised in Haiti from ages 7 to 17.
Traveling the island, Emily learned how to speak creole, paint mermaids obsessively and that beach camping usually gives you sand flea bites that itch for 3 weeks.
A Jacmel-born, PAP local, Jean Fils is curious about everything. A former dancer, he loves theater, cinema, hiking, dogs, and music. His dream is to travel around the world and experience the many cultures it has to offer.
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