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in loving memory of
Oliver Yu-An Nam
Feb 1 - May 20 2014



last month I traveled to Haiti with French non-profit organization Secours Populaire Français to document the re-opening of two primary schools in Les Palmes and Delatte and visit two local health facilities that were devastated by the 2010 earthquake.

and though I've had to learn how to navigate daily life without electricity or running water. though I worried my immune system would eventually fail me. though I wish my camera better served and empowered those in front of the lens. and I felt frustrated at times by the arrogance and deficiencies of international aid agencies. I've never been more grateful, inspired, nor had more conviction about what I was doing.

more photos here.

Reader Comments (2)

What an inspiring experience to see through your photos and words. Thank you for sharing about such important issues.
May 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteralexandria
you're amazing.
i can't imagine what that experience must have been like for you, Irene.
thank you for sharing it with us.
i'd love to do something like this.
May 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramanda

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