Saturday, July 17, 2010

Haiti Now And Everyday

Bruce Gilden's no newcomer to Haiti.  He'd made no fewer than 19 trips to the distressed Caribbean nation between 1984 and 1995, and he felt compelled to return following the catastrophic earthquake of January 12, 2010.  Although the Haitian capital of Port au Prince brought up familiar memories, Gilden found its architecture destroyed and its population wounded, distressed and displaced.  Yet, everywhere in the midst of destruction, among those who lost a limb, those who set up beds in the streets or in their cars at night, or those who built neat and colorful makeshift shacks from any kind of salvaged material, the Haitian people's ineffable spirit proves indestructible.

You can access Bruce's compelling slideshow here.

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