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Haitian Woman, Croix des Missions, Haiti

Brooklyn-based documentary photographer Rosenblum is best known for his urban street scenes from series such as Pitt Street and People of the South Bronx. An active member of the left-leaning New York Photo League since the age of nineteen, he was also interested in capturing the lives of people outside of his own environs. In 1958—in the period immediately following François “Papa Doc” Duvalier’s rise to power—Rosenblum traveled to Haiti where he was moved by the spirit of the people, especially the women and children, as well as by their abject poverty.

Walter Rosenblum
American, 1919–2006
Haitian Woman, Croix des Missions, Haiti
1958
Gelatin silver print
Image: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (24.1 x 19.1 cm); sheet: 9 ¾ x 7 ¾ in. (27.8 x 19.7 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Henry Holmes Smith Archive, 200. X.20.1

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