Bonswa from Haiti: Sidewalk Art Galleries

Art covers the roads of Port-au-Prince.

Not just on the bright and colourful tap-taps, but drawings and paintings, painted wall murals, posters, billboards of course … There’s colour everywhere.

I liked seeing these painted wall murals in the town and market areas …

They have a distinct style – their portrayal of people are all similar, with simple shapes, but distinctly human.

I was wondering if they also bought any paintings for their home, or if these were all just displayed for the tourist.  Well, I came upon this man walking with a painting, so maybe they do buy it for themselves too.

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They set them up in the morning … and take them down at night … every day …

Yes, life can still be colourful, amid the dust and rubbles.

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