Tag Archives: Haiti

Haiti Photo Essay

Reporter Kimberly Wilson and photographer Bruce Ely scrambled into Haiti just days after a magnitude 7.0 quake struck the island nation Jan. 12. They followed international relief efforts and talked to many people from the Pacific Northwest with an interest there. They returned in December to see how the country has fared nearly a year after the disaster.

Entry Link: http://photos.oregonlive.com/photo-essay/2010/12/haiti_photo_essay.html

This post was submitted by mfriesen.

Earthquake in Haiti

Reporter Chantal Guy and photographer Ivanoh Demers were in Port-Au-Prince on january 7th 2010. Originally assigned to cover the presence of writer Dany Lafferière at a poetry event, they found themselves witness to the devastation and were amongst the first journalists to report first-hand accounts of the situation, their dispatches became a worldwide phenomenon. Breaking News from Cyberpresse’s homepage supplied to a twitter feed, a missing person feature proved very useful to the many members of Montreal’s Haitian community. In the following days and weeks, journalists took over each other on location, feeding the site with videos, audio, pictures, reports and columns. Over time more contents such as interactive maps, a list for missing Canadian nationals and links to various humanitarian organizations were added to the section

Follow-ups on the surviving orphans, amputees, the cholera epidemic and the visit of Dany Lafferière a year later were added in the following weeks and months

This post was submitted by Caroline St-Germain.

Haiti earthquake aftermath

Description: Realizing the magnitude of the earthquake in Haiti, the USA TODAY topics teams quickly designed and launched a new multimedia timeline and populated it daily with the latest images, audio and video. Interactive maps and satellite images were added as the crisis unfolded.

Entry Link: http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/haiti-timeline-interactive.htm

This post was submitted by denzelg.

Creating Art From Haiti’s Rubble

The situation in Haiti after the January earthquake is still pretty grim, but if there’s one thing that characterizes Haitians it’s their resilience. Sculptor Andre Eugene has not only continued to create art post-earthquake but actually has been newly inspired. He creates recycled art from scraps found around town; it goes without saying that he now has more material than ever. For Eugene, art provides a way (literally) to be constructive amid rubble — a way to interpret profound loss, and find meaning in the day to day.

Entry Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2010/05/24/127096526/artist

This post was submitted by NPR.

David Gilkey On Photographing Haiti

NPR’s David Gilkey traveled to Haiti just after the earthquake left the capital in ruins. Back in D.C., he reflects on his experiences photographing amid the wreckage.

Entry Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2010/01/david_gilkey_on_photographing.html

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A Doctor Returns To His Homeland To Help

Doctor Henri Ford is chief of surgery at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. But when the earthquake happened, he quickly arranged to return to Haiti and provide medical care.

Entry Link: http://www.npr.org/2010/01/29/123084827/haiti-moves-past-broken-bones-to-future-needs

This post was submitted by NPR.