12 January — 16 February, 2012
Haiti in Pictures: Two Years After the Earthquake
On January 12, 2010, just before 5 p.m., Haiti was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake which killed over 220,000 people and reduced much of the capital, Port-au-Prince, to rubble. It was the worst quake in the region in more than 200 years; countless were left without a home and a family.
Fotografiska hopes to raise awareness about the situation of children in Haiti
Fotografiska marks the two-year anniversary of the disastrous earthquake with the exhibit Haiti in Pictures: Two Years After the Earthquake on January 12, 2012. A very cruel, and not so visible side of the disorganization that paralyzes communities in impoverished countries after natural disasters is the tragedy of orphaned children who, when left without refuge, become easy targets for trafficking gangs. With this exhibit, Fotografiska hopes to raise awareness about the situation of children in Haiti.
Renowned photojournalist Ron Haviv travelled to Haiti in December, 2011, on behalf of Fotografiska, to document the situation two years after the disaster. Mr. Haviv, founding partner of the agency VII in New York, is one of the world’s leading photojournalists, covering a broad spectrum of international conflict. He has documented the difficult situation in Haiti since the 1990’s and was one of the first photographers to arrive there after the earthquake. The exhibition is produced by Fotografiska in collaboration with VII Photo and Svenska Postkodlotteriets Kulturstiftelse.