April 18: “Haiti from Below” book talk & signing with Nathalie Brunet and Régine Zamor

Join HCX for a special book talk and signing for Haiti from Below, a book that captures the colorful underwater life along the northern coast of Haiti in over 100 stunning photos.

Haiti from Below by Nathalie Brunet and Nick Hobgood is the first public awareness tool created by Ayiti Nexus. This project celebrates the beauty and diversity of the marine life in Haiti. Its goal is to educate, attract positive attention on Haiti and inspire transformative behaviors.

Ayiti Nexus is a consulting firm with offices in Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien, offering strategic development services to an array of clients who are conscious of promoting sustainable development in Haiti.

About our guests

Nathalie Brunet is a co-owner of Ayiti Nexus and author of Haiti from Below. She first developed an interest in nature conservation while studying environmental chemistry at university. Since then, she has worked in public relations and as a communications specialist for development projects implemented in different parts of Haiti.  In 2009, her professional duties led her to cover activities on the north and west coasts focused on introducing agricultural producers to environmentally sustainable practices. She became conscious of the correlation between food insecurity, the lack of education and the negative impact on Haiti’s marine environment.

Régine Zamor is a media producer, writer and development professional, and co-owner of Ayiti Nexus. Régine has worked extensively in development projects, community outreach and bilateral partnerships targeting the north of Haiti. Since relocating to Haiti in 2010 Régine has integrated her community work background into donor funded development programs and has forged partnerships with government institutions, private and public institutions, and community based organizations.

Unable to join our conversation is Nick Hobgood, the featured photographer in Haiti from Below. His experience shooting marine life began during a 6 year long USAID tour in East Timor where Hobgood was re-acquainted with diving and the subjects he learned pursuing his Masters Degree in Oceanography. Following his work in Southeast Asia, Hobgood began work at an environmental project in Haiti where he was able to continue his discovery of the seas and pursue his love of underwater photography. The pictures in the book were taken between 2007 and 2010 while Nick lived in the Cap Haitien area.

Haiti from Below will be on sale at this event for $50.
20% of proceeds from these sales will be donated to Haiti Cultural Exchange.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 / 6-9pm. Discussion will begin at 7pm.
Light Refreshments will be served.
LOCATION: FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St Johns Place Brooklyn, NY 11238  Google Map
Take the  2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Ave.
ADMISSION: Free. $10 suggested donation.
Seating is limited, please RSVP to RSVP@haiticulturalx.org

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