Essays from HAITI: Haiti's generation of amputees
Peterson is ten. For two weeks he waited under the rubble, and when he was finally rescued his leg had to be amputated. The same was true for Keshna, Baltazar, Stevenson and Bedgena — who is only three months old. This was the fate of around forty thousand Haitian children, who are living with terrible injuries as a result of January's devastating earthquake.
Life after an amputation is much more difficult in Haiti than it would be in a more developed country: there are no public facilities for disabled people, and the streets are muddy and full of wreckage. At least 80% of Haitians also rely on their physical fitness for survival, taking on any available work and having to walk dozens of miles to reach food, water, medicines or school.
This project was made in collaboration with the non-profit organization N.P.H., who launched a child prosthetics program, was published in Vanity Fair and exhibited at MIA - Milan Image Art Fair and Festival Fotografico Europeo.