Haitian Artists Participate in Creation of “Ghetto Tarot”

The Ghetto Tarot is a newly created deck created by award-winning documentary photographer Alice Smeets and “Atiz Rezistans” a group of Haitian artists.

They basically recreated the visuals of the Rider-Waite deck as tableaux with live models in various locations in Haiti. Through crowdfunding, these images will now be rendered into an actual 78 card tarot deck available for purchase and regular use. The people behind the project are also offering photo books and posters.

Here’s a video the Haitian artists themselves created was put together by Romel Jean Pierre (of Atis Rezistans) and Jon Kaufman:

You’ll find an extensive, fascinating interview with Alice Smeets, the mastermind behind the project here:


Ghetto Tarot

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