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Photo Exhibit At MIA Aims To Show Haiti Through Kids’ Eyes

“Kids with Cameras: Haiti Unmasked,” a collection of photographs taken by 12 children from the Foyer Maurice Sixto, a school for child domestic workers located in Carrefour near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has opened at Miami International (MIA).

In January 2005, under the guidance of documentary photographer Gigi Cohen, the children took self-portraits, documenting their home lives and the annual celebration of Carnival. The children and their work were celebrated during Carnival in 2006, when the images were placed on exhibition.

Cohen says she hopes the greater community will “see themselves through the children’s photographs. These impressive images mirror Haiti, beyond its sadness, bravely showing beauty, creativity and joy. I hope these images will influence the idea that children should not guarantee labor, even in the face of misery and absolute poverty.”

In light of the recent earthquake in Haiti, “Kids with Cameras” is donating 100% of the proceeds from this exhibit to the school to help support the children of Haiti. To learn more, visit www.kids-with-cameras.org/haiti.         

“Kids with Cameras: Haiti Unmasked” is on display post-security in the South Terminal’s concession hall between concourses H and J.