Haiti | EastLake Growth Group

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These are a mix of digital and film. The film is Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 with the Canon AE-1. I wish I had taken a lot more film but I probably wouldn’t have photographed nearly as much as I did, so it is what it is. Here is a bulleted list of random thoughts (some complete, some incomplete) I associate with Haiti:

There’s no way I could possibly tell you everything that happened while I was in Haiti. It was a wild and humbling trip and to tell you everything would take the whole day. The best way for me to describe the interaction I experienced with the people and children of Haiti is “organized chaos”. The way things operate there seem insane yet everyone knows what they have to do. And unless you go there to witness it yourself, there’s no way you could possibly grasp what that is like. So I hope these pictures are enough. At least for now. I’ve only been home a few days and I’m still thinking about everything we witnessed and experienced. Just blogging these photos has forced me into an unexpected state of mind… Until I can really put my feelings into words, I would love to hear your thoughts on the above photos. I hope people can connect to these kids, even just a tiny bit, so the lives they live everyday are not forgotten or disregarded just because they don’t live down the street from us. Thank you for all the kind words leading up to this post. I’ll be revisiting it regularly as it helps me to remember each day I was there, the sweet hands I held, and the beautiful smiles I saw…

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10 Comments

  • Gemma Carr says:

    Carly, I am in Haiti visual overdose right now. Wow, amazing. Too many beautiful faces to ever pick a favorite. And that kitten winking at the camera – awwww.
    So luck you were to have this experience and we, for you sharing it with us.

  • Really inspiring Carly! Beautiful images, sure you’ll never forget that trip!

  • Ali Walker says:

    Amazing. You’re rocking that 24mm.

  • Heidi Green says:

    Carly – I am so blessed to have had you on my team to experience this adventure with, and in addition, I got the gift of having 2 amazing photographers on this trip to capture our journey – THANK YOU!!! Love you!

  • Natalie says:

    Amazing pictures Carly!!! You really captured the beauty of the people and of Haiti!

  • Andria Lindquist says:

    your images brought tears streaming down my face, these are so incredible carly and for what they represent and for you going and sharing and for their total joy that you can feel through each of your images. these are incredible.

  • Carol says:

    Thank you so much for posting!!! Really love these. Especially the dancing ones. Music/dancing is amazing when it transcends language barriers like that. I would love to dance to Enrique someday in Haiti. 🙂

  • Tina P. says:

    Beautiful pictures Carly!!!! You don’t even need to write up all that you experienced as it can be felt by the moments you captured in these pictures. It truly is amazing to see these kids smiles shine so brightly but knowing probably only an ounce of the hardship they have endured. Truly inspiring. I’m sure all of you being there brought so much happiness to them! God Bless!

  • Kristin says:

    Hey Carly, I loved looking at all the photos from your trip! Those kids are so precious. For some reason the song you learn as a kid, growing up in church, came to mind … “they are precious in his sight … Jesus loves the little children of the world.” So happy you were able to go. Thanks for all the photos you shared in the post.

  • bryan says:

    Carly, these are all incredible! Amazing, amazing work.

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