Our good friend Kareem Black got in touch with us yesterday with some of the photos taken during his recent visit to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.
Kareem and other creative folks from several agencies around New York City spent last week volunteering and documenting the scene on behalf of Healing Haiti and Print for Change.
The near future will likely bring a book on the trip as well as a show here in New York, with proceeds from both going towards the relief effort. In the meantime, check out a few selected photos below…
…Black was candid about life in Haiti, stating, “There’s no garbage disposal, no local police force or army, they burn garbage and bodies, there’s sewage in the streets, pigs eating the sewage, and children playing with the pigs.”
In the midst of volunteering, Black and the others quickly became aware that there was no easy nor permanent solution to the current situation in Haiti. Without money or passports, it is difficult to leave the stricken island. The lack of infrastructure exacerbates problems and housing solutions are still meager as many people camp out in tents.
And yet, “I don’t want to record death and destruction – everybody knows that story,” says Black. Instead, Black chose to focus on the people, especially children, because “[they] are the hope and future of the nation.” He furthers, “I want to give the culture some sort of dignity.”…
For more info on everything, click here: Bernstein & Andriulli: Kareem Black Returns from Haiti.