Crazy experience, i can't even type the things i saw with my own eyes over the internet. Saw some of the most disgusting things human beings had to live in. I got sick on Friday night, was throwing up for a solid 9 hours or so. Diarrhea like no other, in fact i'm still peeing out of my ***.
I am glad i went, as scared as i was i am glad. The little "donate a dollar for Haiti" bull **** in safeways and local grocery stores aren't helping at all. About 50% of the plane was full of volunteers/doctors and military personals from various country's. These people are the ones helping the country out.
One of the camps i went too had aprox 7,000 Haitians in a size about the size of a football field or two. I can't really remember because i was looking through the lens and tearing up at the conditions these people had to live in. There was a lady who was washing her ***** or shots in muddy water while sitting in mud in 85* heat who replied to me "better than ever" when i asked how she was. She was so happy to just be alive and living. It really brings life into perspective for someone to see something like this.
I could go on for hours rambling on about the culture and how touched i was but i doubt any of you want to even hear it. Anyways, on to the pictures since i know we all like those.
This picture was taken in the compound i was staying in that taught children english and had some art classes:
These were off my personal camera, so the shots from the really sad camp will come later when i meet with my friend who funded the trip. I was using my canon 550D with a 50 1.8 and 10-22EFS lens. His shots were all on a 7D w/ 24-105L or one of my lenses.
Sad sad stuff.