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Hands of the Prime Minister is a unique chronicle of the special accomplishments of the former prime minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, as captured by renowned photojournalist Philip Holsinger in 183 pages of interviews, field notes and personal observations - and over 165 magnificent black and white and color photos. Written in English, French, Spanish and Creole.
For a brief period, from 2012 to 2015, the emerging nation of Haiti experienced a season of extraordinary progress and increased security. Plagued by years of disasters, man-made and natural, this brief period marked a time of hope in Haiti. This was in a large part the result of a hands-on, inclusive government set up and managed by the young businessman turned Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. He is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Haiti's modern history and his success is credited to his managerial approach to leading the troubled nation where he and his staff developed channels of communication with all levels of society, including the many-sided opposition.
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About the Author
Lamothe Foundation in Haiti in honour and memory of his father Louis G Lamothe, a renowned educator. The Foundation focuses on inclusive social entrepreneurship and a Think Tank focusing on strategies that will lead Haiti towards emerging country status by 2041.
Philip Holsinger is an American photojournalist and writer reporting in the immersive, first-person style of the Gonzo tradition. Holsinger has worked in some of the world's most volatile regions observing conflicts and human peril; including the aftermath of war in the Balkans, the effects of Southeast Asia's drug war, and Nicaragua's Miskito region once at the heart of the Iran-Contra affair. His work is displayed in mixed-media exhibitions and through mostly private contract reporting. Holsinger served as a private contractor for the Haitian Primature from April 2013 to September 2014 documenting the social and ethnographic effects of the government's national development projects. Prior to this contract and following, Holsinger traveled extensively throughout Haiti, living for a time with the warlord generals in the notorious gangland, Cite Soleil. He is the author of two previous books of photojournalism - A Tourist of Saints: A Photo Graphic Journal of Haiti (2014, Henri Deschamps); and Unembraced: Photographic Dispatches (2010, self-published).