Haiti’s earthquake and survival in photos

It’s not at all unusual to find photographer Tequila Minsky in Haiti. The New York resident has faithfully documented Haitian culture here and in the Caribbean for decades, but a fateful chapter was added to her portfolio last year – the devastating January 2010 earthquake, as Jared McCallister writes in New York’s Daily News.

Minsky will share her photographic perspective of the disaster in the exhibition “Haiti = Survival (No Question But)” on display at the Soho Photo Gallery in Manhattan’s Tribeca through Oct. 29.

Her amazing photos were among the first images of the disaster seen in the mainstream media – appearing online in a New York Times blog just three hours after the 7.0-magnitude quake, which ultimately killed 316,000 people, injured 300,000 and left 1.3 million displaced from damaged homes.

The morning following the quake, while international news agencies frantically plotted how to get crews to the disaster scene, Minsky’s photos were appearing around the world in the print version of the newspaper.

The exhibition is being presented with the support of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

The Soho Photo Gallery is at 15 White St., between Sixth Ave. and West Broadway.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and other times by appointment only.

Call (212) 226-8571 for information.

For the original report go to http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/10/16/2011-10-16_haitis_quake_and_survival_in_photos.html#ixzz1axyAqkmx

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