Haiti18

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…

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.