Sunday, 24 June 2012

The Documentary Photographer Podcast – Episode 6: Darren Purcell – AWedding Photographer in Haiti

At 4.53pm Tuesday 12th January, 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti.

It left over 300,000 people dead. Another 300, 000 were injured. One million were made homeless.

In the aftermath, many photographers visited Haiti. Initially, most came to record the destruction and the misery. Once the country dropped off the headline news agenda, photographers turned their attentions to the efforts being made to rebuild the country. One of them was Darren Purcell - an Irish wedding photographer.

In this episode of The Documentary Photographer podcast, Darren tells how he was approached by a charity to visit Haiti and talks candidly about what it meant for him personally and for his wedding business. We discuss dealing with subjects who have gone through such a trauma as well as the logistics involved in photographing amidst the ruins of disaster.

Down but not out. Darren encountered great spirit among the people of Haiti despite what they'd been through © 2011 Darren Purcell

Links and more info

Darren's Website
Darren's Facebook Page


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