Tap-tap buses waiting to get full and depart for their regular route in the downtown of Port-au-Prince. Tap-tap buses waiting to get full and depart for their regular route in the downtown of Port-au-Prince.
A Haitian street vendor offering water to the tap-tap passengers on the street of Port-au-Prince. A Haitian street vendor offering water to the tap-tap passengers on the street of Port-au-Prince.
Tap-tap buses passing through the downtown of Port-au-Prince. Tap-tap buses passing through the downtown of Port-au-Prince.
A Haitian girl looking out of the window of the tap-tap bus in Delmas, Port-au-Prince. A Haitian girl looking out of the window of the tap-tap bus in Delmas, Port-au-Prince.
A Haitian street vendor passing the elaborately painted tap-tap bus on the street of Port-au-Prince. A Haitian street vendor passing the elaborately painted tap-tap bus on the street of Port-au-Prince.
Tap-tap buses passing through the traffic chaos in the downtown of Port-au-Prince. Tap-tap buses passing through the traffic chaos in the downtown of Port-au-Prince.
The tap-tap bus driver maneuvering his vehicle in heavy traffic of Port-au-Prince. The tap-tap bus driver maneuvering his vehicle in heavy traffic of Port-au-Prince.
Tap-tap buses passing through the downtown of Port-au-Prince. Tap-tap buses passing through the downtown of Port-au-Prince.
Haitian people on the street seen through the colourful tap-tap window in Pétionville, Port-au-Prince. Haitian people on the street seen through the colourful tap-tap window in Pétionville, Port-au-Prince.

Tap-Tap

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – summer 2008

Tap-tap vehicles serve as public transportation in Haiti. They are private, operate over fixed routes, departing only when full. Tap-taps are decorated with bright and shiny colors and with a lot of fancy designed elements. There are scenes from the Bible, Christian slogans, TV stars or famous football players often painted on a tap-tap body. Tap-tap name comes from sound of taps on the metal bus body signifying a passenger's request to be dropped off.

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goog

19.06.2013 – 02:13

such beautiful colours painted onto the vehicles, yet not one of the subjects appears to be remotely happy or content on here, beautiful contrast

fat heads manchester

06.08.2009 – 00:09

Lovely series of a lovely colorfull thing in such a dark world. The buses remind me of public transportation in Samoa (South Pacific). Great job

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16.06.2009 – 14:36