After the Earthquake – photos by Zanmi Lakay students
We are honored to share with everyone what Haiti looked like through the eyes of children.
Here is the first full published gallery of photos taken by Zanmi Lakay’s photojournalism students from our partner organizations Kole Zepol in Cité Soleil and Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC) in Jacmel during our Photography Workshops in January/February 2010 after the earthquake. These kids wanted to hold cameras in their hands, cover specific assignments, and worked through their own trauma from behind the lens. We are so proud of these amazing young photographers who challenged themselves to do good work and wanted the world to see Haiti through Haitian eyes.
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We held off showing them here until now because there was a possibility that the photos would be published elsewhere. A few of these photos were published on the New York TImes Lens Blog in February 2010, and many were on the walls of galleries in exhibitions in Miami, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The Globe and Mail also hired eight of our students to help document the rebuilding of their community in Jacmel.