After the January 12, 2010, earthquake, Maggie Steber photographed the destruction along a quarter-mile stretch of the Boulevard Jean-Jacques Dessalines—commonly known as the Grande Rue—a busy street that serves as both a commercial and cultural center in Haiti’s capital. The resulting composite image, which was featured in the New York Times’s coverage of the earthquake, depicts collapsed colonial buildings, local business owners, police guards, and a flurry of activity in the heart of Port-au-Prince. Accompanying the Grande Rue composites will be a selection of photographs that highlight not only physical devastation but also hope and human agency in the face of disaster.
Original song, "Esta noche corazón," performed by the UT Caribbean Ensemble
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