I fell in love with Haiti years ago when I made my first trip to the country for Special Olympics, so I knew I wanted to back and work on this story as soon as I heard about it. National Geographic partnered with an organization called FotoKonbit to shoot a story for the December 2015 issue.
FotoKonbit holds workshops and makes longterm commitments to young people in Haiti, teaching and encouraging them to photograph their own country. It’s really a powerful thing to see these young people working to change the image of a country that’s been so widely covered by the foreign press. It was an honor to go back to a country that I love so much and make this video.