I AM GVG

A place to connect the visuals to the words that form the crazy that is my existence.

Are you doing everything you can to be who you want to be? Look at the world as a series of solutions not as a series of problems. Think about how you can use what’s around you to get what you want. As they say, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”


Come see Haiti through our lens!

Follow us at www.instagram.com/HaitiGotit (@HaitiGotit) for more photos from our Haiti exploration. 

The Explorer Trip: Sat, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Limited spots available. Book your spot now!

Details at www.HaitiGotit.com

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Are you doing everything you can to be who you want to be? Look at the world as a series of solutions not as a series of problems. Think about how you can use what’s around you to get what you want. As they say, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”


Come see Haiti through our lens!

Follow us at www.instagram.com/HaitiGotit (@HaitiGotit) for more photos from our Haiti exploration.

The Explorer Trip: Sat, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Limited spots available. Book your spot now!

Details at www.HaitiGotit.com

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Little Haiti. Dimanche. Vodou Lounge. Brooklyn. NY. 

Photo cred: @the_ineffable 

#HaitiGotit

Little Haiti. Dimanche. Vodou Lounge. Brooklyn. NY.

Photo cred: @the_ineffable

#HaitiGotit

Can you hear it? Love. Passion. Heartbreak. History. Struggle. Pain. Victory. Music. 

It’s all there. You just have to listen. 

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Can you hear it? Love. Passion. Heartbreak. History. Struggle. Pain. Victory. Music.

It’s all there. You just have to listen.

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Look at what you want to change, gather a few people who believe in it like you do, and start moving forward. It’s important to remember that you don’t always need a destination. Sometimes, you just have to make forward motion. And you absolutely can.

- Debby Ryan


Come see Haiti through our lens!

Follow us at www.instagram.com/HaitiGotit (@HaitiGotit) for more photos from our Haiti exploration. 

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Look at what you want to change, gather a few people who believe in it like you do, and start moving forward. It’s important to remember that you don’t always need a destination. Sometimes, you just have to make forward motion. And you absolutely can.

- Debby Ryan


Come see Haiti through our lens!

Follow us at www.instagram.com/HaitiGotit (@HaitiGotit) for more photos from our Haiti exploration.

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

We know you were thinking it too. It’s ok. 

The short answer: Yes.

While many popular images of Haiti show a country that suffers from poverty and a long history of government shortcomings, in 2012, UNODC (United Nations Office On Drugs and Crime) voted Haiti one of the safest countries in the Americas. Haiti’s death rate of 6.9 out of every hundred thousand Haitians is among the lowest in the Americas, the same as Long Beach, California.

For those of you who have had a Haitian friend warn you against going to Haiti, many times the hesitation and fear by the Haitian Diaspora of returning to Haiti is primarily due to the experiences of their parents (or grandparents): the crises their ancestors witnessed may have become the images they painted for their children, their children’s children, and sadly now, you.

Petty theft does exist in Haiti, as it does in many other tourist destinations, so when you visit try not to flash expensive jewelry, electronics, or cash in public. Be conscious and respectful of your surroundings and those living in them.

Come See Haiti Through Our Lens. 

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

We know you were thinking it too. It’s ok.

The short answer: Yes.

While many popular images of Haiti show a country that suffers from poverty and a long history of government shortcomings, in 2012, UNODC (United Nations Office On Drugs and Crime) voted Haiti one of the safest countries in the Americas. Haiti’s death rate of 6.9 out of every hundred thousand Haitians is among the lowest in the Americas, the same as Long Beach, California.

For those of you who have had a Haitian friend warn you against going to Haiti, many times the hesitation and fear by the Haitian Diaspora of returning to Haiti is primarily due to the experiences of their parents (or grandparents): the crises their ancestors witnessed may have become the images they painted for their children, their children’s children, and sadly now, you.

Petty theft does exist in Haiti, as it does in many other tourist destinations, so when you visit try not to flash expensive jewelry, electronics, or cash in public. Be conscious and respectful of your surroundings and those living in them.

Come See Haiti Through Our Lens.

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Today we had the honor of touring the @barbancourthaiti Rhum Distillery. 

Barbancourt, a well-known rum, founded in 1862, is produced and bottled in Haiti. 

Barbancourt is made directly from sugar cane juice rather than the sugar cane by-product molasses. Fermenting fresh sugar cane juice provides a more flavorful product.

The Rhum is aged in limousine oak barrels imported from Cognac France, which adds to the flavor profile, making the product distinctive from all other rum brands. 

The company is one of Haiti’s oldest, and its rum is the country’s most famous export, widely regarded as among the finest rums in the world. 

Come see Haiti through our lens!

Follow us at www.instagram.com/HaitiGotit (@HaitiGotit) for more photos from our Haiti exploration. 

The Explorer Trip: Sat, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Limited spots available. Book your spot now!

Details at www.HaitiGotit.com

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Today we had the honor of touring the @barbancourthaiti Rhum Distillery.

Barbancourt, a well-known rum, founded in 1862, is produced and bottled in Haiti.

Barbancourt is made directly from sugar cane juice rather than the sugar cane by-product molasses. Fermenting fresh sugar cane juice provides a more flavorful product.

The Rhum is aged in limousine oak barrels imported from Cognac France, which adds to the flavor profile, making the product distinctive from all other rum brands.

The company is one of Haiti’s oldest, and its rum is the country’s most famous export, widely regarded as among the finest rums in the world.

Come see Haiti through our lens!

Follow us at www.instagram.com/HaitiGotit (@HaitiGotit) for more photos from our Haiti exploration.

The Explorer Trip: Sat, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Limited spots available. Book your spot now!

Details at www.HaitiGotit.com

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Bernard in his Croix-des-Bouquets studio surrounding by his pieces in one of the four popular forms of Haitian art known as metalwork. 

Betnard’s style of steel drum sculpture is seen throughout Haiti. Artist repurpose recycled 55 gallon metal oil drums, which are cleaned, split open and flattened to form a surface to draw the detailed designs.  With common hammer, chisel and a nail, these amazing pieces of Haitian metal art are created.  The results are all in the talent of the steel drum artist.  

Come see Haiti through our lens!

Follow us at www.instagram.com/HaitiGotit (@HaitiGotit) for more photos from our Haiti exploration. 

The Explorer Trip: Sat, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Limited spots available. Book your spot now!

Details at www.HaitiGotit.com

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Bernard in his Croix-des-Bouquets studio surrounding by his pieces in one of the four popular forms of Haitian art known as metalwork.

Betnard’s style of steel drum sculpture is seen throughout Haiti. Artist repurpose recycled 55 gallon metal oil drums, which are cleaned, split open and flattened to form a surface to draw the detailed designs. With common hammer, chisel and a nail, these amazing pieces of Haitian metal art are created. The results are all in the talent of the steel drum artist.

Come see Haiti through our lens!

Follow us at www.instagram.com/HaitiGotit (@HaitiGotit) for more photos from our Haiti exploration.

The Explorer Trip: Sat, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Limited spots available. Book your spot now!

Details at www.HaitiGotit.com

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Artist JBJJ in his Croix-des-Bouquets studio where he hand makes intricate pieces out of beads and sequins in a style called Drapo Vodou. 


Drapo Vodou is an art-form unique to Haiti. Constructed of sequins and beads hand-sewn onto fabric, these “flags” bring to life the dynamic iconography of Haitian Vodou. A fusion of African religious beliefs, Vodou evolved in Haiti through generations of slavery, and borrows heavily from imagery brought to Haiti by Catholic missionaries. With parallels in Cuban Santeria, Jamaican Obeah, and other religions of the African diaspora. 


Come see Haiti through our lens!

Follow us at www.instagram.com/HaitiGotit (@HaitiGotit) for more photos from our Haiti exploration. 

The Explorer Trip: Sat, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Limited spots available. Book your spot now!

Details at www.HaitiGotit.com

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Artist JBJJ in his Croix-des-Bouquets studio where he hand makes intricate pieces out of beads and sequins in a style called Drapo Vodou.


Drapo Vodou is an art-form unique to Haiti. Constructed of sequins and beads hand-sewn onto fabric, these “flags” bring to life the dynamic iconography of Haitian Vodou. A fusion of African religious beliefs, Vodou evolved in Haiti through generations of slavery, and borrows heavily from imagery brought to Haiti by Catholic missionaries. With parallels in Cuban Santeria, Jamaican Obeah, and other religions of the African diaspora.


Come see Haiti through our lens!

Follow us at www.instagram.com/HaitiGotit (@HaitiGotit) for more photos from our Haiti exploration.

The Explorer Trip: Sat, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Limited spots available. Book your spot now!

Details at www.HaitiGotit.com

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Reason number 345 why I sometimes want to punch my big brother (@majorflicks) in the ear and run - He think he knows me.

Him: How was the Citadelle?

GVG: Just as amazing and breathtaking as always.

Him: How did you get down from the top?

GVG: The same way we did it last time, the horses to the motorcycles.

Him: I know how the ladies got down, but how did your scared of heights butt get down?

GVG thinking, “HE DOESN’T KNOW ME!”

GVG mumbles: I walked. 

Him: *Big brother know it all laugh*

GVG hangs up the phone

Come See Haiti Through Our Lens


#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Reason number 345 why I sometimes want to punch my big brother (@majorflicks) in the ear and run - He think he knows me.

Him: How was the Citadelle?

GVG: Just as amazing and breathtaking as always.

Him: How did you get down from the top?

GVG: The same way we did it last time, the horses to the motorcycles.

Him: I know how the ladies got down, but how did your scared of heights butt get down?

GVG thinking, β€œHE DOESN’T KNOW ME!”

GVG mumbles: I walked.

Him: *Big brother know it all laugh*

GVG hangs up the phone

Come See Haiti Through Our Lens


#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Kanaval Des Fleurs. Haiti.  2014
Photo by: @VerdyVerna 

Come see Haiti through our lens!

Follow us at www.instagram.com/HaitiGotit (@HaitiGotit) for more photos from our Haiti exploration. 

The Explorer Trip: Sat, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Limited spots available. Book your spot now!

Details at www.HaitiGotit.com

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

Kanaval Des Fleurs. Haiti. 2014
Photo by: @VerdyVerna

Come see Haiti through our lens!

Follow us at www.instagram.com/HaitiGotit (@HaitiGotit) for more photos from our Haiti exploration.

The Explorer Trip: Sat, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Limited spots available. Book your spot now!

Details at www.HaitiGotit.com

#HaitiGotit #ThisisHaiti #Experienceit

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