Régine Romain photographs and researches Haiti’s shifting yet distinct presence throughout the world in an ongoing visual diaspora project entitled "Self Determining Haiti," on display now, November 10 - 11, at Clover’s Fine Art Gallery.
Romain's work is a part of the gallery's “Photography Works” series-- six portraits bridging two compelling views: Romain, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, as the composer of portraits on Haitian life rarely seen, and the reality of Haiti as a self-determining nation – a principle historically rooted in the people’s DNA as resurgent hope.
Portraits for Self Determining Haiti is an exhibition of vibrant photographs of Haiti, three weeks after the 7.0 earthquake that killed more than half a million people. Elemental themes of faith, dignity, honor and respect are keenly displayed.
The title is inspired by a series of essays published by The Nation in 1920 entitled "Self-Determining Haiti" written by James Weldon Johnson, a journalist, lyricist, and renowned civil rights leader of Haitian heritage.
Régine Romain is the Founder and Director the Urban PhotoPoets project, the Brooklyn Photo Salon and Mami Wata Healing Arts. Her awards include A.I.R. Gallery 2011-2012 Fellowship, Brooklyn Arts Council and the Trude Lash Fellowship.
Clover’s Fine Art Gallery is located at 338 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, three blocks from the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station on the A/C/G lines. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (closed Monday and Tuesday). For more information: contact Regine Romain, 347.669.1791, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.regineromain.com.