FotoKonbit is a non-profit organization producing and teaching photography workshops in Haiti.
The organization was “created to empower Haitians to tell their own stories through photography. [...] Inspired by the Creole word “konbit” which can be defined as the coming together of similar talents in an effort towards a common goal, we use our skills as photographers, educators, and artists to make a positive difference, through photography. By partnering with established Haitian organizations, FotoKonbit is uniquely positioned to inspire hope through creative expression and provide Haitians with the opportunity to document their reality and share it with the largest possible audience.”
The FotoKonbit team is made up of Frederic Dupoux, Ralph Dupoux, Maggie Steber, Marie Arago, Noelle Theard and Edwidge Danticat.
Images from the project were featured in this year's LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, and on TIME magazine's photography blog Lightbox. Read the entry here.
From Lightbox: "At a time when the world’s attention has moved away from Haiti, Fotokonbit is giving Haitians themselves an opportunity to represent themselves photographically, and finding original and compelling ways to use photography to call attention back to Haiti and its struggles."