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 (mcc.org) 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 is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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