Photos from Seven Days in Haiti

A hard week's work.

Here are links to the daily slideshows from the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Léogâne, Haiti. About 400 Habitat for Humanity volunteers spent a week sweating and building homes. I sweated along with them, but instead of a hammer, I carried my cameras. Hopefully, you enjoy looking at the week of hard work the volunteers put in.

Also, if you don’t like the “autoplay” function, simply click on the “pause” button in the lower right corner.

Day One was mostly devoted to travel. We flew from Atlanta to Port au Prince, then drove to Léogâne. Lots of time sitting in planes and buses, and getting acclimated to our tent camp.

On Day Two, volunteers set about building the homes and adjusting to the heat and humidity.

Day Three was a difficult work day, but it was made interesting by a visit from Haitian President Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly and his security detail.

After days of looking through the fence at the world surrounding us, Day Four was notable for a 30-minute tour of the tent camp outside the work site.

Volunteers and Haitians started to bond as progress on their homes by Day Five. Plus, President Carter answered questions from the audience in the evening.

Volunteers worked late on Day Six, which was the warmest day we had seen.

Even though the houses weren’t quite finished, there were many smiles on Day Seven.

About Matt Miller

I’ve been shooting Cornhuskers, cowboys and common folks at the Omaha World-Herald since September 2002. I was lucky enough to catch the end of the Tom Osborne era while in college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Any day I get to spend in Nebraska's Sandhills is a good day. If nice light and people (a rare sight in western Nebraska) are tossed into the mix, it’s even better. Shooting photos for the World-Herald offers several challenges: the repetition of sporting events, handling my own feelings at emotional events like shootings and funerals, and handling the wide range of weather we cover in the Great Plains. I’d be happy to share more, but you’ll have to buy me a drink, first. You can see a larger selection of my work at my website.
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