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One of Haiti Babi’s success stories is Martha (hard t, soft h), a recent hire. Her husband Samuel was without work when Martha found a job at Haiti Babi. They had saved just enough to pay their yearly rent (Haitians pay rent once a year instead of monthly like we do in the US) and their landlord announced it had increased by 30%. It was an impossible jump to make in such a short time. They had somewhere they could move, land purchased when Samual was working, but it was uninhabitable. They had expected to build on it over years, if not decades, cinderblock by cinderblock. Because Martha was now employed by Haiti Babi she qualified for a bank loan that allowed them to quickly finish the walls of two rooms and install a tin roof to move their family of 7 just in time.  They are still without a bathroom, kitchen, electricity or water. The kids sleep together in one bed. Despite this, they have a lot more than the other families I visiting during my stay.

I’ll be auctioning this print at Haiti Babi’s annual Raise Hope fundraiser on May 7th, 2016 at 415 Westlake. Buy tickets here. In the meantime please consider a small donation to cover any one of the items on their wish list. Just $20 provides the moms with a one month supply of clean drinking water.



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  • Joseph RequermeApril 23, 2015 - 1:15 am

    Oh,I love destination weddings and dreamed to go to Italy. Great work.

First, a heads up that I’ll be out of the office until March 5th, super excited to be teaching at the Photo Field Trip conference in Santa Barbara this weekend.

In the meantime, here’s a little scene I witnessed while visiting the Piazza Duomo in Lecce, a beautiful city in the Puglia region of southern Italy.  I immediately thought of the 1956 movie, Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon), one of my favorites as a child. This story ends a little differently. So sad to see the balloon fly off without the little guy.

  • MamanMarch 2, 2014 - 8:43 am

    Tout n’est pas perdu! Le ballon existe toujours en tes photos!
    et aussi dans le coeur du garcon. La raison d’etre d’une bonne femme photographe

  • mattMarch 4, 2014 - 1:25 pm

    it was amazing finally getting to meet you, then see you kill it at the lip-sync contest and then later get my beard man handled by you in line for dinner. good times.

Some from the iPhone:

I was fortunate to explore some of New South Whales & Victoria over in Australia the past couple of weeks. The people were kind, giving and hilariously funny. Heartfelt thanks to my friends Alyda & Todd McGaw, Dan O’Day, and Samm Blake for being their country’s best guides.



  • alydaApril 17, 2013 - 12:53 am

    i love you and miss you. love seeing our country through your eyes.

  • JohnApril 17, 2013 - 12:56 am

    Ummm…awesome much?


  • samm blakeApril 17, 2013 - 1:08 am

    it was so awesome spending the weekend in Melbourne with you and lades! missing you muchly! xoxo

  • RacheleApril 17, 2013 - 1:10 am

    these photos are beautiful and easily make me want to go back to Australia as soon as possible!

  • Brooke SchultzApril 17, 2013 - 12:25 pm

    Absolutely stunning. I love what you say with your photos–it’s so refreshing.

  • daniel usenkoApril 18, 2013 - 2:03 pm

    that looks fuuuuun

  • LukeApril 19, 2013 - 12:38 am

    you are a very good photographer indeed

  • Dan O'DayApril 21, 2013 - 6:05 am

    i love your pictures almost as much as I love you… Australia misses you.. you can come back now please.

  • geneohApril 23, 2013 - 2:53 pm

    looks like an awesome time with amazing ppl.

  • Jen @ The Well Read FishApril 28, 2013 - 9:46 pm

    Oh man, I’d frame so many of your pix, even though I don’t know the people.
    Also, the towels. I don’t know the hanging towels and sheets either, but they’re delightful too.

  • Leah SpencerMay 15, 2013 - 12:56 am

    Oh, Wow!!!! What a lovely place!!!! Australia is one of the best Nature’s beauty and it’s photographs does not need any Photoshop and here is the proof……..Keep up the good work

  • JK BlackwellJune 3, 2013 - 12:57 am

    Ah all my favourite people!! Was great to have finally met you – you’re a legend! Jx