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About the Gary Monroe Photographs Collection

Gary Monroe photographed extensively in Haiti from 1980 to 1998. This selection of one hundred prints documents life in Haiti and in Haitian communities in Florida, including the I.N.S. Krome Resettlement Camp in Miami where refugees were detained. Monroe made over twenty trips to Haiti. He used local transportation "tap-taps" to get around the island, photographing in Port-Au-Prince, Cap-Haïtien, Lina, Jacmel and many other places, some not found on maps. He captured images of daily life including political rallies, marketplaces, educational facilities, workers, and religious ceremonies. In his home state of Florida, Gary Monroe documented the establishment and growth of Haitian communities in South and Central Florida as well as the living conditions of refugees detained at Krome Camp.

Copyright and Citation

The copyright in the materials included in the Gary Monroe Photographs Collection are owned by the photographer. The photographs are made available by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, with permission, for the purpose of research, teaching, and private study. For these purposes users may reproduce single copies of the images from this website without prior permission, on the condition that proper attribution is provided on all such copies. For all other uses, and especially for any proposed commercial uses, researchers must contact the Library to request permission.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gary Monroe Photographs, Archive of Documentary Arts, Duke University.