Essays from HAITI: TI MOUN YO, children of Haiti
There are few more challenging places to have a healthy childhood than Haiti; child mortality rates are, in fact, the worst in the Western Hemisphere. Malnutrition, HIV, respiratory infections, tuberculosis, gastroenteritis, diarrhea and malaria are the leading causes of death. In addition, thousands of Haiti’s children lead lives of daily struggle, have been orphaned by maternal mortality and HIV, abandoned, have limited access to health care, food, social services and education, are victims of violence and abuse and are forced to work as unpaid servants.
This project, realized for N.P.H, who run a pediatric hospital, a rehabilitation center for disabled children, an orphanage and 18 street schools to help Haiti vulnerable and needy children, was exhibited at Forma, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, and gave life to a book published by Contrasto.
The exhibition traveled to Montalbano Castle(Messina) and National Centre of Photography (Padova) and the book "TI MOUN YO, children of Haiti" won the documentary book category at the International Photography Awards.