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Recovering in Haiti: A Photographic Testimonial

Months after the January 12 earthquake, a photojournalist finds piles of rubble but a city still teeming with life and activity.

Most of Port-au-Prince is destroyed but the spirit of its residents is not. This is what award-winning photojournalist Roberto Guerra finds upon traveling to Haiti after the initial media frenzy subsided.

Prior to January’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake, most Haitians were used to struggling to survive. Now they are brushing the dust off and getting to work to find water, food and shelter for their families ahead of the looming rainy season. Haiti must stay on the radar and Guerra will continue returning to document the rebuilding process, helping ensure that Haitian faces are seen and their voices heard.

View the slideshow to explore images from Guerra’s journey to Haiti.

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