Papier-mache heads of Haiti’s presidents await action on Kanaval morning, not in chronological order. L. to R.: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, René Preval, Michel Martelly, François Duvalier (partly visible), Jean-Claude Duvalier. Jakmel.
The Kanaval theme was “A tree for every Haitian,” to encourage people to cooperate with reforestation, so many people were dressed as Gran Bwa, the lwa of the forest. Jakmel.
Another Gran Bwa; this is a full-body costume, with an eyehole visible. Jakmel.
Huge, and ear-splittingly loud, float at night. The truck moved its massive rolling party very slowly through a dense crowd. Jakmel.
RAM salutes Jean-Jacques Dessalines in concert. Port-au-Prince.
The lwa Gede Mazaka on the grounds of the Hotel Oloffson. Port-au-Prince
Emerante de Pradines at the Hotel Oloffson. Port-au-Prince.