i have a confession. when i was about 12 i started reading tarot cards. i was at barnes and noble with my mom on a sunday, saw the cards, and that was kind of it. little did i know i would get really into them, start reading cards for different family members (with what i am told was eerie insight) and make at least three grown ups cry. so, i quickly retired my cards and moved on to other creative endeavors. but! i was pretty excited to see this uber-cool and uber-creative recreation of tarot cards by haitian artist group atis rezistans and photographer alice smeets. they called this "the ghetto tarot" project. and it features recreations of famous cards using props and tools off the street in a beautifully unique and creative way.
from smeets: “our intention is not a glorification of the life in the ghetto, but to feature the haitian ghetto and poverty in general in another light. i have observed over and over again that those, who the world calls ‘the poor’, are full of strength, full of life, joy and creativity. i believe we need more people in this world to start looking at them that way and stop seeing them as victims of a deserted and hopeless situation”.
via creative boom