The Haiti Project - Image Gallery by Larry Davis
When people ask me about my experience in Haiti as a photojournalist,
I will usually tell them how deplorable the conditions are in
the country and how I wish that there was something we could do
to change these conditions. Never before have I seen such deprivation
and suffering than that which I saw on my first trip to the small
island country of Haiti.
As a part-time photojournalist, my heart was broken when I looked
into the eyes of the Haitian peoples I was photographing. Just
traveling to a country where people live in dirt and drink water
from a trough, which runs along the road is bad enough in itself.
However, when one has the obligation to photograph these poor
people and must look directly into their eyes through the viewfinder
of the camera, it really hits home in your heart.
It has been my intention through this photographic essay to open
the eyes of people here in the United States to the lives of people
in other parts of the world, who literally have nothing. When
I speak about people living in dirt and drinking water out of
a ditch, it is no exaggeration of the truth. The water supply
in Haiti is contaminated by every imaginable parasitic organism
and many people in the country are drinking this water to survive
every day. It is my hope and my prayer that something will be
done to turn this desperate situation around for these people.
After all, they were born into the poverty they are stricken with.
They did not choose to live in such dire straits...
Here to See the Haiti Gallery