Earthquake Haiti 2010

On January 12, 2010 a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti. The destruction was massive and completely dismantled any preexisting Haitian infrastructure, reducing both the UN Headquarters and the Capital building to ruins. In the wake of the crisis people struggle to survive; sleeping on the street or in make-shift tents, most without food, water or medical assistance. The event has left over 200,000 dead and millions homeless.

In the ruins of the 'Iron Market' (Marche de Fer), looters and scavengers sell and exchange the goods which they have recovered from the rubble.

In the ruins of the 'Iron Market' (Marche de Fer), looters and scavengers sell and exchange the goods which they have recovered from the rubble.

A young boy is nearly trampled as scavengers and looters attempt to recover goods from the rubble in downtown Port-Au-Prince. No one stops to offer assistance.

A young boy is nearly trampled as scavengers and looters attempt to recover goods from the rubble in downtown Port-Au-Prince. No one stops to offer assistance.

Scavengers and looters attempt to recover goods from the rubble in downtown Port-Au-Prince.

Scavengers and looters attempt to recover goods from the rubble in downtown Port-Au-Prince.

A police officer shoots to disperse a crowd of scavengers, looters and residents in downtown Port-Au-Prince.

A police officer shoots to disperse a crowd of scavengers, looters and residents in downtown Port-Au-Prince.

A very crowded line of people will stand smashed together for more than 15 hours to obtain money transfers from people abroad.

A very crowded line of people will stand smashed together for more than 15 hours to obtain money transfers from people abroad.

Living on the street, a mother and daughter sleep in the central square of Champ De Mars in Port-Au-Prince which has turned into an open air refugee camp with over 10,000 people.

Living on the street, a mother and daughter sleep in the central square of Champ De Mars in Port-Au-Prince which has turned into an open air refugee camp with over 10,000 people.

Worshipers caught in shadow give a ghostly feel to this scene where Haitians seek answers and deliverance from the recent chaos.

Worshipers caught in shadow give a ghostly feel to this scene where Haitians seek answers and deliverance from the recent chaos.

A young woman, injured in the quake, lives with her family in a camp on Delmas 33, a converted soccer park, now home to thousands of IDP's.

A young woman, injured in the quake, lives with her family in a camp on Delmas 33, a converted soccer park, now home to thousands of IDP's.

A 6-month old baby lost her arm during the quake. Doctors without Borders (MSF France) is caring for the child at a field hospital they improvised on Delmas 33.

A 6-month old baby lost her arm during the quake. Doctors without Borders (MSF France) is caring for the child at a field hospital they improvised on Delmas 33.

The corpse of a representative of the Soccer Federation of Haiti lies crushed by a pillar which killed him when the soccer headquarters collapsed.

The corpse of a representative of the Soccer Federation of Haiti lies crushed by a pillar which killed him when the soccer headquarters collapsed.

A man deconstructs a collapsed structure hoping to determine if something of value can be salvaged from the rubble.

A man deconstructs a collapsed structure hoping to determine if something of value can be salvaged from the rubble.

A battery powered barbershop is open for business at the 'Petionville Club' IDP camp, while trash from 10,000 refugees burns in the distance.

A battery powered barbershop is open for business at the 'Petionville Club' IDP camp, while trash from 10,000 refugees burns in the distance.

Recovering his paints from the rubble, a painter represents the last two weeks on canvas.

Recovering his paints from the rubble, a painter represents the last two weeks on canvas.

The 'Petionville Club', formally a 9-hole golf course and country club for the Haitian elite, has been converted into a IDP camp where more than 10,000 people live.

The 'Petionville Club', formally a 9-hole golf course and country club for the Haitian elite, has been converted into a IDP camp where more than 10,000 people live.

Two young girls travel down a trash-strewn path at The 'Petionville Club', once territory reserved for Haiti's rich but now home to the poor and dispossessed.

Two young girls travel down a trash-strewn path at The 'Petionville Club', once territory reserved for Haiti's rich but now home to the poor and dispossessed.

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  • http://rohangupte.com/ Rohan Gupte

    Jonathan – some great work on your site. Really enjoyed visiting it. Would like to hit the streets of NYC some time with you when I am in town next..

  • http://www.jonathanauch.com jl auch

    thanks for your kind words.