Another photo from Haiti, taken with my phone.
This one was taken on the way to the airport in Port-au-Prince. I was driving through several of these camps established after the 2010 earthquake. I really doubt that these will be gone in near future. It's still a city in ruins and a city in process of being rebuilt. The city itself is densely populated and quite busy compared to the dominican capital.
The country has almost no paved roads except some streets in the capital and the "highway" to the Dominican Republic. It was a special experience for a young norwegian who had never been outside developed countries.
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jhm (160077) 2014-07-02 4:48
One year ago and everything remains a after the earthquake, the people have no money and no material.
Where remain the government with help for these people.
A nice perspective with depth and super wide image.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-07-02 7:03
Hello Frederik - an affecting picture here. The Haitian earthquake was a devastating event, but I don't think it's fully appreciated how devastating it still is, even four years later. Haiti has had a troubled and tragic history, and the earthquake has been just another in a series of man-made and natural disasters that have harmed so many. I have had several Haitian students over the years as Boston has a large Haitian population, and I know many who have lost family and friends in disasters such as this one. Still, what I like about your shot is that it shows despite the devastation, life goes on - you could take the image of this woman walking purposefully with her bags, Photoshop it onto a street in New York, and it would not seem out of place (except for the shoeless part!)
worldcitizen (9384) 2014-07-02 13:12
This is an excellent daily life shot from Haiti. The women are entering the frame at just the right spot, and we can see life alongside the difficult conditions. Hopefully things will start to move in a more positive direction for the Haitian people in the near future...