Photo and information provided via National Geographic.
Editor’s note: FotoKonbit.org students shot all photos for a NGM story for the December issue of the magazine.
Shown in this photo are two vendors in a street market in Cap-Haitien, Haiti’s second largest city located on the northern coast. Maryse, right, and her friend Martine, left, sell religious products used for Vodou rituals and ceremonies. Photo credit: Philomene Joseph, age 20.
Often Vodou is miscast and vilified as devil worship. Haitian Vodou (/ˈvoʊ.duː/, French: [vodu], also written as Vaudou; /ˈvoʊ.duː/ Vodun or Vodoun /ˈvoʊ.duːn/; and Voodoo /ˈvuː.duː/) is a syncretic religion practiced chiefly in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora.
For the complete photo album, and to read the story, « Showing Haiti on Its Own Terms, » visit the NGM website.