In February Coco Rocha, Behati Prinsloo and a small team of friends traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. They brought with them letters from hundreds of people around the world, in effort to not only lift spirits but to make the world a smaller place.
On World Water Day, Monday, March 22, charity: water will launch UNSHAKEN, a campaign to help Haiti recover by providing long-term water solutions.
One-third of the nation lacked access to safe drinking water before the quake; now, the situation is devastating. charity: water plans to provide sustainable water projects to serve at least 40,000 people through UNSHAKEN. 100% of donations directly fund water projects.
In our latest photo essay made in collaboration with Magnum Photos, we follow Bruce Gilden to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Bruce Gilden first traveled to Haiti in 1984 and made 19 trips over the course of 10 years, culminating in his book titled, quite simply, “Haiti”. In February and March 2010, he went back to Port-au-Prince to witness firsthand what had happened in the wake of the earthquake. What he found was a city destroyed and people who are poor of everything but grace, pride and a distinctive soul. During his most recent trip this past September, he went back to document a refugee camp that has sprung up across the street from the half-destroyed presidential palace in downtown Port-au-Prince. In this video, Gilden shares his audio, video and photo captures of this neighborhood of decorated huts built out of scavenged corrugated tin and cardboard, recreated with all the elements of Haitian life as if the people knew right away that this temporary settlement would be their long term home. You can also read our interview with Bruce Gilden on the Leica blog: http://bit.ly/BGSpirit