Through the Eyes of Haitian Teenagers

Remember the powerful, inspiring movie Born into Brothels?

If you were inspired by that, then check this out.

My friend Hillary Prag, a graduate of Seattle Pacific University and a freelance photojournalist, just finished a term in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she taught a course in photojournalism to at-risk teenagers.

They published a beautiful book of the teens’ photos.

If you buy a copy, $10 will go to earthquake-relief efforts in Haiti.

Here’s Hillary’s message:

I’m a freelance photojournalist who just finished a term in Port-au-Prince. While I was there I taught a course in photojournalism to at-risk teenagers. We published a book on Blurb and each student received a copy as a portfolio. It contains images and artist statements highlighting the most beautiful and hidden corners of Haiti that could only be seen by Haitian youth.

[For each copy of the book sold,] I’m donating the $10 profit to relief efforts through an NGO I worked with. It’s a grassroots NGO called the Mennonite Central Committee ( and they support Haitian organizations directly. The relief will thus be non-bureaucratic and empowering to the Haitian resolve.

Here’s the book.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.