Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 1987

Collection Data

Depictions of Haitians living in the capital city of Port-au-Prince at the time of the ill-fated Presidential election in November 1987, consisting of views of grieving relatives and friends of victims of political violence attending funeral services; individuals trying to go about their daily lives amid squalor and violence; individuals gathered in various indoor and outdoor spaces; groups of men, possibly representing armed gangs; members of the Haitian army; front exteriors of dwellings; and building fronts covered with political slogans and campaign posters. Some images are darkly printed, obscuring details and casting figures into deep shadows. Of note is a view of a vandalized market place where a young man is carrying two chunks of raw meat in the background while the back of a knife-welding individual is in the foreground.
Sakellariou, Costa (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Other Date: 1987
Place: Haiti, Port-Au-Prince
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Portfolio (Sakellariou, C.)
Haitians -- Economic & social conditions -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince -- 1980-1989
Funeral rites & ceremonies -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince -- 1980-1989
Haiti -- History -- 1986-
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Statement of responsibility: Costa Sakellariou.
Content: Title based on box title.
Content: All photographs bear handwritten captions on verso.
Content: All items are Cibachrome (Ilfochrome) prints.
Biographical/historical: Costa Sakellariou is currently an adjunct photography professor in the Art Department of Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Physical Description
Extent: 25 items (one box)
Extent: 25 photographic prints : color ; 21 x 26 cm
Dye destruction prints
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 1280528942
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b22627803
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8533bac0-7309-013a-ec9d-0242ac110004
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