Brian Smith Wins PDN Annual Award 2014

Brian Smith Wins PDN Annual Award 2014

PDN-Photo-Award-2014Photo District News has awarded a PDN Annual Award for Photojournalism and Documentary Photography to a series of my photographs from Haiti. Given the amazing work in this competition, I’m humbled and deeply honored among the winners for the third time in four years.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti lies a mere 700 miles off the coast of Florida – yet it remains a world away as time seems to spin in different direction than the rest of the Western Hemisphere. I first traveled to Haiti in my twenties for the Miami Herald to document the fall of the Duvalier government. Returning a dozen times over the next five years, I always felt a special affinity for the Haitian people who never seem to catch a break from the forces of the Universe.

Last year I was given a chance to revisit my roots in photojournalism, returning to Haiti to capture images of life in Port-au-Prince using the Sony A7R. I hope these images capture the enduring spirit of the Haitian people, the beauty that exists in the chaos, and my wishes for a better tomorrow.

Check it out here: PDN Annual Awards 2014

Brian Smith Haiti award winning photojournalism documentary photography

Brian Smith Haiti award winning photojournalism documentary photography

Brian Smith Haiti award winning photojournalism documentary photography

Brian Smith Haiti award winning photojournalism documentary photography

Brian Smith Haiti award winning photojournalism documentary photography

Brian Smith Haiti award winning photojournalism documentary photography

EQUIPMENT:

Sony A7R camera
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 Zeiss lens

SEE MORE:

Haiti Portfolio
Brian Smith Wins PDN The Curator Award
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