Now on display in Miami International Airport’s South Terminal, Kids with Cameras: Haiti Unmasked is a collection of photographs taken by 12 children from the Foyer Maurice Sixto, a school for child domestic workers located in Carrefour near Port-au-Prince.
Under the guidance of documentary photographer Gigi Cohen in January 2005, these children took self portraits, documenting their home lives and the annual celebration of Carnival. The images were presented in an exhibition in Jacmel during Carnival in 2006, where the children and their work were celebrated by their community.
Through the exhibition of this work, Cohen hopes that the greater community will "see themselves through the children's photographs. These impressive images mirror Haiti, beyond its sadness, bravely showing beauty, creativity and joy. I hope these images will influence the idea that children should not guarantee labor, even in the face of misery and absolute poverty."
In view of the recent tragedy in Haiti, Kids with Cameras is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from this exhibit to the Foyer Maurice Sixto to help support the children of Haiti. To learn more about this exhibition, visit www.kids-with-cameras.org/haiti.
Kids with Cameras: Haiti Unmasked is on display in South Terminal’s concession hall past the security checkpoint between concourses H and J. For more information, contact the Miami-Dade Aviation Department Division of Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs at 305-876-0749.