If You Teach A Man To Photograph: Haiti, As Seen By Haitians
“Foreign photographers come to Haiti,” says renowned photographer Maggie Steber, “but all too often they start and stop with the earthquake.”
Steber, an American, is one of those foreign photographers. But she started well before the earthquake — some three decades ago — and hasn’t stopped. Since 2010, Steber has been an adviser for the nonprofit FotoKonbit, an organization that promotes photography in Haiti.
“When you see what Haitians think is beautiful to photograph, important, profound,” she says, “you learn more about them than anything an outsider can show you. And they do it better because it is so intimate.”