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KENZ AN STOCK NAN PEYI DAYITI
2002-2003

Member of the Stock Photo Collective since 1995, Caroline Hayeur organizes and takes part to the joint exhibition Kenz an Stock nan peyi Dayiti, presented in Port-au-Prince (2002) and in Montreal (2003).

The photographer discovers the pearl of the Antilles during an initiatory journey in 2000. Inspired by the uncommon vitality and the stirring beauty of the island, she returns to capture on film an urban mosaic.
 


Mosaics from Caroline Hayeur, Maison de la culture de Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, 2003 © Caroline Hayeur

 

On the second edition of the Forum multiculturel d’art contemporain, organized by the AfricAméricA Foundation, the exhibition Haiti As Seen by Québec is shown from September 16 to October 2, 2002, at the MUPANAH (Musée du Panthéon national haïtien) in Port-au-Prince. The exhibition is organized under the high patronage of the Embassy of Canada in Haiti and brings together 73 photographies, color and black and white, taken by five photographers from the collective over 15 years.
 


Jean-François Leblanc, Caroline Hayeur et Normand Blouin on the field, Cité Soleil, 2002 © Roberto Stephenson

 

During a week-long stay dedicated to the installation and the opening of the exhibition in Port-au-Prince,  the photographers Normand Blouin, Caroline Hayeur and Jean-François Leblanc produce a second series of reports. The result of this recent photoshoot is added to the part of the exhibition shown at the maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges. This implies that over a hundred photographies, taken on a 15 years period, are presented in Montreal from April 10 to May 25, 2003.

This work is the achievement of a collaboration with the AfricAméricA Forum (Montreal and Port-au-Prince), the maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges (Montreal) and the members of Stock Photo Collective.
 


Urban Mosaic, Maison de la culture Montréal-Nord, 2008 © Jean-François Leblanc

 

Two collaborative exhibitions with Jean-François Leblanc are created from the photographic corpus of Kenz an Stock nan peyi Dayiti. In 2008, the Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord hosts Haiti Retrospective while Comment ça va? is exposed at the TOHU in Montreal.
 



KENZ AN STOCK NAN PEYI DAYITI 

Technical description :
42 argentic prints mounted on masonite, various dimensions.

Installation :
– Mosaic: HAITIAN PANAROMA 2000-2002, 28 color photographs
– Mosaic: Mosaic, CITÉ SOLEIL, 12 color photographs
– Diptych: RAH RAH MEETING, JACMEL, 2000 AND SUNDAY MASS, DOWNTOWN PORT-AU-PRINCE, 2002, 2 large format color photographs

Tour :
2008 – Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord, HAITI RETROSPECTIVE, with Jean-François Leblanc.
2008 – TOHU – Cité des arts du cirque, (Montréal), COMMENT ÇA VA, with Jean-François Leblanc
2003 – Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges*, Montréal, KENZ AN STOCK NAN PEYI DAYITI, with the members of Stock Photo Collective
2002 – Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien – MUPANAH, Port-au-Prince (Haïti), HAITI AS SEEN BY QUEBEC, as part of the 2002 AfricAméricA Multicultural Forum, with the members of Stock Photo Collective

 


At the Stock Photo Collective’s office, Montréal, 2003 © Youth Social Patrols of Saint-Michel

 

* A cultural mediation project is set up as two photographers of Stock Photo Collective (Normand Blouin and Caroline Hayeur) are paired with four youth social patrols of Saint-Michel neighborhood. The patrols capture the daily life of their young neighbors with disposable cameras. The photographies are added to the exhibition shown at the maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges.
 


On the field, during a photographic trip in the neighborhood of Saint-Michel,
Montréal, 2003 © Youth Social Patrol of Saint-Michel