Back in January, international development agency Tearfund gave fifty children in Haiti disposable cameras and asked them to take photos of their homes, families and life in Haiti following the earthquake in January 2010. The resulting photos give a fascinating insight into the lives of Haitian communities and their lives after the devastating natural disaster that ripped apart their lives, livelihoods and loved ones.
Tomorrow is the official launch of the photo exhibition in Westminster, and the photos will be displayed for a further month in Methodist Central Hall. From donkeys to teddy-bears, the children’s photos document different aspects of the children’s daily lives, and provide some thought-provoking viewing.
These are children who have lost family members in the disaster; many are homeless and waiting for their homes to be rebuilt. They take delight in the small things; cuddling a cat, or watching their mother brush her hair. If you want an entirely different view of Haiti in the wake of the earthquake, then it is well worth a visit.