Haiti, 2010: The Power of Remembrance

Haiti, 2010: The Power of Remembrance
By Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen

Artist Statement

Drowned in smoke, debris, and disease, Haiti is a collage of hope, disaster, and fate. The land I was walking on resembled a battered child: weak, alone, and abandoned. Surrounded by the ashes of an unforgiving incident, the smiles and aspirations of millions lie in the hands of “help.” The concept of God is redefined: stronger, weaker, and dissolved in the pain that lies in the heart of the helpless and the lost. The game of black and white soaks the land like the pure drops of water that soothe the skin of the scarred child. The sunlight beaming down on broken windows and abandoned aspirations creates a chill that can only be captured in silence. I am a witness with a lens. The essence of every photograph describes the painful reality of people in Haiti.

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PHOTOGRAPHS BY UNNIKRISHNAN RAVEENDRANATHEN
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Unnikrishnan Raveendranathen, family and friends call him Unni. He was born in Pondicherry and raised in Cochin, South India. Photography has long been a serious hobby. After taking few elective classes in photography from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, he began to realize that his true passion is documentary photography. His story-based projects reveal the lives of fascinating people around the world. See more at unniphotography.com


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