Nick Glimenakis


Portraits of Haiti (Ongoing)
In October 2013, I traveled to Haiti for the first time with a medical relief team and brought a camera to document the experience. Having no medical background, I worked with the translators in registration. Without a clinic to work from, we traveled to a chosen church or village and set up a mobile unit and pharmacy. We would see as many patients as we could. When the line stalled, I would photograph.

In January 2018, NOVA Hope for Haiti discovered these images. NOVA is a collective group of medical and non-medical professionals who operate from a year-round community clinic in the small town of Cavaillon. The mission-driven organization dispatches a team of volunteer, US based medical specialists to provide care in mass every six to twelve months. I contributed photography for NOVA in April 2018 and again in January 2019. Besides making images of the patient transformations, I began a personal collection of photographs of the life and people of southwest Haiti.

I've seen many facets of the country, all very different from one another. The urban landscapes of Port-au-Prince showcase the lively, vibrant life of Haitian culture. The portraits from the rural countryside represent a certain pride, innocence, and joy. Together, they illustrate a hopeful perspective of a country in constant recovery.

The following images are from the ongoing series.
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