For the month of November I’ll be doing humanitarian photography work Haiti. Tomorrow morning, Sister Denise Desil, a nun from the Little Sisters of St. Thérèse, will pick me up at the Port Au Prince airport. Founded in Haiti in 1948, the Little Sisters of St. Thérèse is the largest Catholic community on the island. They support 34 elementary schools, 20 health care clinics, 15 home economics centers, secondary schools, orphanages, nursing homes and more.
Sister Denise’s base is in the city of Baraderes. Less than a hundred miles west of Port Au Prince, the trip there will take about 8 hours. After the first week in Haiti, I’ll travel to Ti Bwa (north of Port Au prince), to follow up on an agro-forestry project I photographed last year. Then it’s on to Cape Haitian, for a week documenting the work of a mobile medical clinic run by the Haitian Caribbean American Organization of Texas. If all goes as planned I’ll be blogging as I go. Stay tuned.
In addition to clothing and camera gear, I have a large suitcase full of soccer balls and stuffed animals to give to children throughout the month. Big thanks for donations from the Timbers Army, the fan club of the Portland Timbers professional soccer team, and to my daughter Mia and her good friend Abby.