Editor's note: Photojournalist Ron Haviv arrived in Haiti just 24 hours after the catastrophic earthquake that took an estimated 250,000 lives, injured hundreds of thousands and left nearly 1 million people homeless. Epic devastation of this magnitude defies comprehension.
Six weeks later, Haviv collaborated with VII, his photo agency, and the video design group telegraph21 to produce this haunting plea and reminder to a world that so quickly forgets.
Haviv's work reminds us that journalism can do more than simply describe what happened. This multimedia piece is a call to action. In conjunction with publication of the similarly titled book, "Haiti: January 12, 2010," Haviv opens a way for those outside Haiti to participate in supporting the Haitian people as they write the aftermath of this natural disaster and humanitarian crisis.
Photographs by Ron Haviv. Production by VII and telegraph21.
Ron Haviv s a renowned documentary photographer, and co-founder of the VII photo agency. His work on humanitarian crises and conflicts has been published internationally in magazines including Stern, Paris Match, Newsweek, and the New York Times Magazine. In 2004 he was named an Ochberg fellow by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and joined the Dart Society. His books include: "Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal," "Afghanistan: On the Road to Kabul" and the recently published "Haiti: January 12, 2010." This latest work is a book/exhibition conceived in collaboration with de.MO, The Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University and VII to benefit Partners In Health and its Stand with Haiti campaign.
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