Northern Haiti: Human Landscape Photographs by Patti Gabriel

Accompanying Soundscape by Zlatko ?osi?


Northern Haiti: Human Landscape is a collection of images by St. Louis-based photographer Patti Gabriel, who first traveled to Haiti in 2010 to document the work of volunteers, doctors and nurses at CRUDEM/ Hôpital Sacré Coeur. Located in Milot in Northern Haiti, the hospital is run entirely by Haitian staff and is the exclusive health care provider to over 250,000 people in the impoverished region.

In two subsequent visits to Northern Haiti in 2011, Gabriel has captured the dignity and resilience of the people in a land of historic significance and remarkable beauty.

Zlatko ?osi? has worked a form of magic with his sound installation, shaped from recordings on location in Haiti, which will accompany the photography exhibit. The soundscape brings Haiti and its remarkable people much closer to the audience. Northern Haiti: Human Landscape is worth a second visit, when an individual can wander through the quiet gallery and truly experience the overall effect of the show.

Northern Haiti: Human Landscape will run at the Sheldon Art Gallery (3648 Washington Boulevard) from February 17 – June 2, with the opening reception on Friday, February 17 from 5-7pm. Admission is free. For more information, call (314) 533-9900 or visit http://thesheldon.org.

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Gallery Talk: Wednesday, April 25, Noon.
Patti Gabriel will speak on her photographic experiences in Haiti at the Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery. Admission is free.

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