A Very Close Look At A Tragic Moment In Haiti And The Photographers Who Witnessed And Covered It

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Fifteen year-old Fabienne Cherisma was shot dead by police at approximately 4pm on January 19th, 2010 in Port-au-Prince Haiti.

Pete Brook of the blog, Prison Photography has a 12 part (post) piece on the event and interviews with most of the photographers who covered it. The first post is (here) and the last (here) where all 12 are listed at the bottom so you can look at them in succession.

It’s an amazing piece of journalism and shows what an important role blogs can play in the news cycle to help us understand what it’s like to cover a moment like this and to further analyze what photographers think and do as something like this unfolds around them.

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Part One: Fabienne Cherisma (Initial inquiries, Jan Grarup, Olivier Laban Mattei)
Part Two: More on Fabienne Cherisma (Carlos Garcia Rawlins)
Part Three: Furthermore on Fabienne Cherisma (Michael Mullady)
Part Four: Yet more on Fabienne Cherisma (Linsmier, Nathan Weber)
Part Five: Interview with Edward Linsmier
Part Six: Interview with Jan Grarup
Part Seven: Interview with Paul Hansen
Part Eight: Interview with Michael Winiarski
Part Nine: Interview with Nathan Weber
Part Ten: Interview with James Oatway
Part Eleven: Interview with Nick Kozak
Part Twelve: Two Months On

There Are 5 Comments On This Article.

  1. WOW, that is a heavy photo. My first instinct made me feel sick to my stomach looking at those photographers looking like paparazzi; photographing a dead child. (photo journalism, that is there job)…

  2. Rob, thanks for posting this. The subject matter is challenging and visceral. It makes for difficult viewing, but it serves as a necessary wake-up call.

  3. I had heard about this earlier on, but never gave it any attention thus a supportive point for blogs and the content they provide. It is disheartening to know that people are lost to a potentially good mans stupidity.

    Thanks for bringing this to the forefront Rob