|Written by Louis Quail|
|13 Jan 2011|
As well as the apocalyptic narrative, the scenes of devastation, the unforgettable images of bodies, of families ripped apart, that mushroomed out of Haiti after the earthquake in January 2010, there are other stories. They are not tales of hope, still less of joy, but they tell at least of life continuing. These lives have been reshaped as they take into account the loss of family members, the loss of limbs, the loss of homes. The concept of “luck” in this new order was redefined to apply to those who lost a loved one and were able to reclaim the dead body in order to bury it. It also applies to those who survived and could leave their beloved city behind to start a new life, with family in the provinces, overseas or anywhere, out of the ruins.
Text by Max Houghton
Photography and Production by Louis Quail
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