Filmmaker Alan Spearman documents the remarkable trip he made to an earthquake-devastated Haiti. On 12 January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude quake killed hundreds of thousands of people. Spearman, a photojournalist with The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis, went with writer Tom Charlier to report three weeks after the quake hit. The images are surreal and kaleidoscopic, even as they show the everyday existence of a population that is disturbingly poor and staggered by tragedy. You will see first hand the sustained desperation in refugee camps as people do what they can with what very little they’ve got. And yet children play and people dance and life moves relentlessly on.
To read the experience click here: alanspearman.com/ASK-THE-DUST-1