In 2012 I was contacted by a faith based organization in Arizona that was looking for a professional photographer to document their annual trip to Haiti. The group needed a way to generate donations and to educate people in their communities and churches who had no basic knowledge of how difficult life is in Haiti. The hope was that professional photographs taken on site and then shared with different organizations in the form of a display, would be a positive addition to their outreach program and hopefully generate funding for the next trip.
Every year this organization travels to Haiti with a different goal. Some years it is construction in the rural areas, other times it is about simple health education. The purpose of this particular trip was to provide basic medical care for those Haitians that lived outside Port-au-Prince, those areas where access to medical support was non-existent.
The team was small, composed of two doctors, two physician assistants and other non-medical personnel who job was to assist the medical staff. Because the team would be in Haiti for just one week, only the very basic medical care could be provided. There was no surgery or followup available for those whose injuries or illness were beyond the medical teams capability.
The photos posted here are mostly about the people of Haiti ( in two different villages away from Port-au-Prince”) and not so much about the medical team.