The little old lady from Port-au-prince

Colombe  Cambourne

Manly Vale, Australia

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Photo by Idamise Pierre, the Washington Post, as seen it in the Sydney Morning Herald, 5 Feb 2011.

When the earthquake hit Haiti last year, the municipal nursing home in Port-au-Prince became a desperate place. The vulnerable elderly huddled in overcrowded tents and begged visitors for water as they found themselves left to their own fate.

Today the nursing home, located in a tough slum, is next to a tent camp filled with earthquake refugees and surrounded by gangs. The elderly are caught in a rift between the local administrators and the international aid community.

Soft pastels (Unison) and pastel pencils (Derwent and Stabilo) on A4 Colourfix paper.

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