Though I enjoyed the entire piece, I really loved a feature on a man named Jerry Rosembert, a graffiti artist who uses street art to spread a message from Haiti, and for Haiti. Watching the documentary led to some internet searching, and I found these to share.
|From Voices of Haiti: A Daily Photoessay by Jeremy Cowart. See more of his beautiful photography here|
|From Repeating Islands: News and commentary on Caribbean culture, literature, and the arts|
|From the Haiti Photo Library, which you can find here|
The recovery effort in Haiti is complicated, because the quality of life for the majority of Haitians prior to January 12, 2010 was abysmal. And now, cholera has sunk its ugly teeth into an already decimated population; to rebuild a nation on a foundation that is already full of holes seems an insurmountable task.
But as it is with Jerry, so it can be with others. Paired with a little help and a lot of hope, Haiti's people will retain what makes them whole.
Just something to keep in mind when you're booking your next cruise to the Caribbean.