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.