On January 12, 2010, Haiti was devastated by an earthquake that left 220,000 people dead, 1.5 million homeless, and 19 million cubic meters of rubble and debris in Port-au-Prince. The earthquake also brought people of all kinds together to raise money and contribute man power for relief efforts. One of these people is Kerry McLaney, who feels the fight isn't over.
McLaney ("Yes, I'm a white Haitian") is still trying to help her homeland. This Wednesday she opens a photo series of Haiti, "Beyond the Mountains, More Mountains," at Adjust Gallery. Read on to find out why McLaney was called little devil girl growing up and how she used her iPhone to help save Haitians' lives. "The photographs are very personal to me because they remind me of my childhood. I can vividly remember each shot as a kid riding in the car looking out the window. They are nostalgic and powerful. It's important for me to show a side of Haiti that is overlooked in a way, landscapes devoid of people...to show the beauty of a country that usually isn't shown. Friends of mine have asked, 'there are mountains in Haiti?' My response, 'yes, and they are beautiful.'" Proceeds will go towards helping Haitians still suffering from the earthquake. The event is free and there will be a cash bar.
Wed., Jan. 12, 5 p.m., 2011