Thanks to Jackie Trotchie for calling our attention to the work of Jeane LaRance, a member of the Little Shell Band of Chippewa in Montana, who is a graduate student in photography at the Savannah (Ga.) College of Art and Design (SCAD). She began working in Haiti long before the recent earthquake that drew worldwide attention to the island nation’s issues.
She’s created this blog as a space where people can see the work she’s doing in Haiti in conjunction with the Louisiana-based non-profit A.H.D.H. (Association Haitienne Dèvelopment Humain).
Here, she describes a 2007 exhibition of her work at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M., as “The most effective way that I, as a Native American woman, could explain to those who have not had an opportunity to visit Haiti the importance of the work A.H.D.H. is providing for Haiti’s people.”