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When photography was new, wealthy Haitians posed for the camera in fine clothes and formal parlors, as at home in the world’s capitals as any of their European or American peers.But over the following century, that cosmopolitan image faded as foreigners focused on Haiti’s poverty and political dysfunction. What emerged remains the predominant representation of Haiti in photographs today: the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.

Source: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.: Haiti’s image explored in photo exhibit at Florida museum | Celebrities | CentreDaily.com
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