Waiting for care is a photographic essay of people waiting to be treated at a one day mobile medical clinic in the village of Dondon, Haiti. All the photographs were taken on November 9th, 2011. This collection of 13 images has recently been accepted to the Social Documentary website, dedicated to using the power of photography to promote global awareness.
Living in abject poverty and lacking access to basic healthcare, over a thousand people showed up for a chance to see one of four doctors traveling with a U.S. based medical team. At sunrise the group arrived in Dondon. 500 people were already waiting for care. By 10am the crowd swelled well over 1000.
At the end of the day 445 people saw a doctor. The rest went home untreated. Below are 77 of them.
Please use this link below to view the complete exhibit and the story of the people waiting of care in Dondon, Haiti.
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On location photography, Portland Oregon photographer Adam Bacher.
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I’m a commercial photographer and photojournalist based in Portland, Oregon, since 1991. I specialize in commercial location photography for businesses. The majority of this work is for architectural, corporate, editorial, and public relations clients, and appears in a variety of print and electronic media. You can view samples online at: www.adambacher.com.
Since 2007 I’ve been taking a month each year to devote my time towards humanitarian missions.
Three trips have taken me to Rwanda, for a project documenting the countries recovery from the genocide in 1994, which claimed the lives of one-million people in the course of 100 days. Images and stories from the places I visited are featured on my blog site at: www.bachersblog.com.
This November, I’m going to Haiti for 4 weeks, to help two non-profits working tirelessly to save and rebuild lives following the earthquake in 2010. As well as donating my still and video images, I plan to create a traveling print exhibit, and a multi-media educational presentation to build awareness and remind us of Haiti's needs. If you’re interested in project please see this link: http://igg.me/p/44329?a=249927&i=shlk
My commercial work makes this humanitarian effort possible. I exhibit and speak nationally, offering a provocative visual and journalistic insight into contemporary Rwanda and the recovery, reconciliation, and reconstruction of the of the country. This message of hope, peace, and diversity, has been enthusiastically received at peace conferences, corporate gatherings, and in public schools.
All aspects of location photography including: Architectural, Corporate, Editorial, People, Public Relations, Travel and Photojournalism.
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