The girl of L'Escale
I wrote about this girl in one of my first blog posts here: haiti.sander-martijn.com/2009/01/lescale.html - I thought I had lost the photo, but recovered it and close to 200 other lost photos from Haiti this morning.
Specifically, this is the passage:
"And then there was her. Something special about her - so beautiful, pure, simple. She was cooking in the kitchen, an outdoor pavilion probably powered by charcoal. I'm guessing she was 15. She was beautiful and looked into my camera with a power I rarely see. Not angry or mean, not seductive, not even confident - just looking. piercing. direct. unafraid. and beautiful."