The Haiti Project - Help for the Helpless
The Haiti Project is a photographic documentary, in which professional
photographer, Larry Davis, invites others to see through the lens
of his camera during his one week visit to the third world country
of Haiti. Photographs included in the exhibit are comprised of
numerous portraits of the Haitian people and a number of landscapes
and buildings which depict the vast differences in the land of
Haiti, ranging from the minority of very wealthy to the majority
of very poor. Also included in the documentary are several informational
pieces relating to the country of Haiti and its people, which
will assist in understanding more about the culture of this country
and its history.
Larrys primary assignments while in Haiti were: to photograph
the Haitian people and their villages in their natural settings,
and; to photograph the works of the medical mission group, Living
Water Fellowship, as they administered to the needs of the Haitian
people. The goals of the documentary, which draw directly upon
the two primary assignments given during the project are; 1) inform
others in the U.S. about the work of the Living Water Foundation
in Haiti and gain additional support and volunteers for the Fellowship;
2) open cross-cultural lines of understanding between the American
public and the people of Haiti, and; 3) attend to the needs of
the poor and needy by utilizing the powerful medium of visual
arts through still-photography.
Approximately 200 photographs have been included in the project,
which were selected from over 2000 photos originally taken during
the week. Each photograph included in the projects exhibit
was selected not only for its technical excellence, but also for
its relevance in the promotion of the projects goals.
Larry will be traveling to Haiti again in October, 2001 to revisit
the areas he visited during this documentary. Several thousand
frames of film will be utilized in Larry's return visit, as he
continues to document the faces and lives of the Haitian people.