Michou Joissaint, a 17-year-old Haitian student, takes part in “Jouk Li Jou Kan Foto,” a photography workshop in Jacmel, Haiti, organized by the US based non-profit organization, Zanmi Lakay. Michou describes her experience in the workshop and some of the assignments she has done including covering the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.

Zanmi Lakay is a nonprofit organization that has taught photography workshops to street children in Haiti for 16 years and founded Jouk Li Jou Kan Foto in 2011. Their students have the opportunity to become photo ambassadors as they learn how to show the world, through their eyes and their photographs, about life in Haiti. In February 2010, the New York Times Lens Blog published Zanmi Lakay students’ post-earthquake photographs, and Canada’s Globe and Mail hired eight students to provide photographs documenting the rebuilding of Jacmel. The students’ work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, from San Francisco to Washington D.C.

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Director: Jakub Mosur

Producer: Zanmi Lakay

Benefitting Organization: Zanmi Lakay