The memory of oblivion, is a compilation of images taken in diverse trips to Port-au-Prince, Haiti; right after the earthquake of January 12, 2010 of magnitude 7.0M; the epicenter was in the town of Leogane, approximately 16 mile west of Port-au-Prince, the capital of the country. By January 24, at least 52 aftershocks followed of a magnitude of 4,5 or greater. An estimated 250,000 to 316,000 people died depending on the sources, and more than a 1 million people left homeless.
I continue to visit the country after the earthquake, and still feel the neglect from the international community or the cripple Haitian government. As the title mentions, photography is a witness against the oblivion and lack of care for fellow human beings.
Although is almost three years since the earthquake that rocked the western part of Hispaniola Island, the southern part of Haiti to be precise, not much had been done. These images are a memory of that natural disaster that ravages the island on that cruel day of January 12, 2010.
The purpose of the images, as the title suggest is to remember what happened that day, the lack of will in the international community and the necessity of awareness that photography could provide.
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