The following are selections from a photo essay by Allison Shelley titled “Haiti: Then and Now,” documenting Shelley’s time both covering Haiti on location in 2010, and then just recently, 2015 during her trip back there. The photo gallery includes 32 photographs presented in pairs: one from 2010, another from 2015, typically of the same scene or subject. The full photo essay, along with an essay by Allyn Gaestel titled “Still Fissured: Haiti’s Health System, Five Years After the Earthquake,” is located on our main site.
A water tank in a tent camp behind the Notre Dame de l’Assomption Catholic church sports a message from its inhabitants, in Port au Prince, Haiti, Friday, February 26, 2010. ©Allison Shelley
Five years after the quake, a tent camp behind the Notre Dame de l’Assomption Catholic church still houses the displaced, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 4, 2015. ©Allison Shelley
A man works to clear debris from the site of the collapsed Notre dame du Perpetuel Secous Catholic church in the Bel Air neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, February 27, 2010. ©Allison Shelley
A man prays in a temporary structure housing the Notre dame du Perpetuel Secous Catholic church, which was destroyed during the 2010 quake, in the Bel Air neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 3, 2015. ©Allison Shelley