Faces of Haiti – Rebuilding an Island Nation

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A year ago today, a massive earthquake rocked the Island Nation of Haiti, leaving the country in ruins. 250,000 people died in what seemed like an instant and another 1.5 million where left homeless. While many good things have happened over the past 12 months, the bulk of the problems plaguing the country have not been fixed or even properly addressed in some cases. In June of last year, fellow Colorado resident and professional Photographer, Ray Tollison and I founded LESPWA HAITI (website still under construction), with the aim to help bring back the focus on the hope, struggle and perseverance of the Haitian …

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We Need Change! Haiti’s Call for Help…

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“We Need Change” was a phrase I heard often on the streets of Port Au Price, Haiti. While shooting photography for “Lespwa Haiti”, a photo documentary project that I am collaborating on with Ray Tollison, it was difficult not to pick up on the sentiments of the Haitian people . It has been over 6 months since the January 12th earthquake decimated the island nation of Haiti and yet there is still so much to be done. IDP camps litter the capital of Port Au Prince, effectively making over 1,000,000 Haitians vulnerable to what appears to be a very bad hurricane season. However the Haitian people still have …