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15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
City Soleil : a land of bareness and nakedness.

This is a story of a small village in Haiti. City Soleil, also known as Sun City, is a minute port town within Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. It was only last year that I heard about this little village through one of my acquaintances. He approached me with a question, “Have you ever imagined a place where people share their lives with pigs?” I could not envision such a place. ‘Could there be such a place on this earth? If so, what would it look like?’ With a feeling of doubt and uncertainty, I decided to visit and find out for myself. That is how I landed on Haiti. I had no idea what I would see once I got there. All I wanted to do was go and search for a narrative of the marginalized, embrace their story, and become their storyteller. In my heart, I needed to find hope in their story of despair. Though it was a brief visit, the story of their life is still vivid and even more so when I now close my eyes and remember. This project began with a question and continued as I entered their lives with my 35mm camera.

TAGS: Cityscape, Haiti

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Pasadena, California, United States of America
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© Urim Hong.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2017
Total Views: 28
Total Favorites: 1
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2017, 7:19 a.m.
Camera Make: Leica Camera AG
Camera Model: LEICA M (Typ 240)
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/3000
Aperture: f16
ISO: ISO1600
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PHOTO LOCATION City Soleil, Haiti