New Home

Their homes destroyed by an earthquake, residents of a Port-au-Prince neighborhood store their mattresses in the trees during the day to keep them clean. At night they sleep on a concrete basketball court.

Funeral for a baby, Northwest Haiti

Burial

Only a few days old, a baby girl is buried after being born with severe birth defects on the northern coast of Haiti. Malnutrition is believed to be a common cause of easily preventable disease and birth defects among Haitian children.

Flour delivery, Port-de-Paix, Haiti

Flour

In September of 2008, a trio of tropical storms battered Haiti in quick succession. They left behind flooding that crippled central and northern Haiti for weeks, washing out bridges the regions depended on for deliveries of goods. Food and gasoline prices soared. I went with a missionary to the city of Port-de-Paix one morning when we caught…

Malnutrition in Haiti

While much attention is given to documenting starvation, not as much is paid to situations where children may have food but are simply not eating enough of the right nutrients — a common situation in many parts of the world. These images stem from a yearlong project for an NGO in Haiti documenting malnutrition.

Malnourished child recovering, Haiti

Stethoscope

A severely malnourished Haitian boy named Anderson showed up one day at Northwest Haiti Christian Mission on Haiti’s northern coast. Missionary medical staff personally nursed him back to health. He needed around-the-clock care and was often passed room-to-room of the nursing staff to sleep at night. He recovered fully and quickly.

Elderly Woman, Haiti

Elderly, Haiti

I visited this elderly Haitian woman in her humble rented room. She is bedridden, and her family has very limited resources to care for her. They wrestle with difficult decisions about whether to allocate finite resources – like food – for someone with limited economically productive capacity.

Gris Gris, Haiti - Near Port-de-Paix

The Backyard

After Haiti’s massive earthquake in 2010, I spent some time documenting life in the communities in Northern Haiti that had received a surge of displaced people looking for homes and a new beginning. Built amid swampy, low-lying coastal areas, the lower-income neighborhood of Gris Gris was a major destination for such people in the city…

Worship for earthquake survivors, Haiti

Tarp church

Charismatic worship spills across denominational lines in Hait and much of the developing world. It also spills outside the confines of traditional church buildings, showing up in places like this community of earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince, living under tarps.

Poor House, Haiti

Poor House IV

In 2009, I made a series of visits to the town of Bonneau in Northern Haiti to visit what locals called “the poor house.” It was a social welfare project established by the Haitian government in the 1940s, a cluster of buildings meant to house indigent seniors.

Poor House, Northwest Haiti

Poor House

In 2009, I made a series of visits to the town of Bonneau in Northern Haiti to visit what locals called “the poor house.” It was a social welfare project established by the Haitian government in the 1940s, a cluster of buildings meant to house indigent seniors.

Kerwin, a Haitian child with special needs, has a story worth telling in a big way. I spent more than two years documenting his journey of being adopted by a fantastic Kentucky couple. The story ran with photos in the Lexington Herald-Leader, a three-part series occupying nine full pages. I am very grateful to the…

Latinomics

Kentucky was a relative newcomer to the phenomenon of Hispanic immigration. This story, originally published in 2004 in The Lane Report, a Kentucky business magazine, was one of the first in the state to take a sweeping look at the trend from a business perspective. It earned a national award for business reporting.