Blogging in the airport!

This week I have the privilege of being in Haiti and doing some true photojournalism:-) One of the reasons I got into photography is to allow people to feel the spirit and emotion of people and places that they couldn't experience themselves. I'm sitting in the airport in Port Au Prince right now and already met two great people on the flight over. Random, but there was a mix up in the flight bookings so I actually got here before the rest of our group so I'm bored and they have wifi here which is awesome!! Jean-Philippe was sitting on my right and on his way home from visiting his friends in Kingston. He is from Port Au Prince and helped me get my bags and figure out where to wait for the rest of the crew. Michele, who was on my left who is also from here has been a Catholic priest for 21 years and now lives in rural Illinois but here to officiate a wedding and see his family. It was very interesting to hear his perspective on social issues here and the government which fits in well with what we'll be doing. We will be working with Project 81 to do a photo/video documentary in an orphanage, prison, and hospital to give people a sense of what the need here is and capture the hearts of these beautiful people! Hopefully I'll be able to post a few pics each day so you can see what we're up to!