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Those who know me, know that my face changes and my eyes light up when I talk about Haiti; the country I spent the last year working, growing and changing in. And it was largely due to the good people who came into my life – some friends, some strangers – many of whom exuded what can only be described as … lightness. Joy. Love.

The little girl who I came to know a few short weeks ago came to her mum from Haiti. At her tender young age she is coming to know the importance of both countries in her life – Canada and Haiti. She has the vibrancy, joie-de-vivre, love and soulfulness that is reflected in so many of her fellow people … she IS Haitian.

When I arrived at her house, to see her sitting on the front porch, she waved hello, clicked her finger and said “Cheese! Click!” before JUMPING into my arms …. I knew we’d be friends. And I knew it would be and it was joy – pure joy – to take her pictures.

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  1. Gary July 19, 2011 Reply

    Hi Amy,

    Another great set of pictures. Thanks so much for sharing them. With best regards from your seoond, or perhaps first home, Haiti, Gary

  2. Paul Neale July 19, 2011 Reply

    Great photographs, can you make me look good!? Missing you in Haiti.

  3. Frank Brathwaite July 20, 2011 Reply

    The photos of this young Haitian girl are just beautiful; her face is filled with a zest for life and simple joys of the day. I know that Haiti has a special place in your heart and you must have found this opportunity to be a real joy as well as a professional challenge.

  4. Bill & Kathy Patterson July 21, 2011 Reply

    Lovely photography! You certainly captured joy, beauty, love, trust and peace.

  5. Yves-Carlo July 21, 2011 Reply

    Hi Amy,
    I just want to say thank you on behalf of all my Haitian people for your work and your unconditional love. The expression of your love is well shown in these pictures.
    Thank you

  6. Alfred July 30, 2011 Reply

    Hellw Amy...i am happy to see what you are doing out there..great work and make the best of it

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