Monday, February 01, 2010

february theme day: wood

i recently discovered that the city daily photo february theme day was going to coincide with the bloggers unite for haiti event. i was wracking my brain for how to connect these two things when a friend showed me this gallery of photos taken by my friend, benjamin myers - someone i went to college with who has been in haiti taking photos in the aftermath of the earthquake. his images are real and present and incredibly powerful. this image that i "borrowed" for today's blog post does contain a great amount of building resources - including wood, the subject of today's city daily photo theme. please go check out the rest of his photos - they pass on an incredible story.

and if you haven't done so, please donate to the relief efforts to help rebuild haiti. if you are looking for a trustworthy place to donate your money or your time, please check out mennonite central committee's website.

you may also want to visit itunes to download the hope for haiti now concert - the first album to ever reach #1 on billboard without having a hard copy available in stores. 20 songs for $8, and all the funds go to haiti.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants


Julie said...

very profound photo. good choice to remind us of all of the work to be done in haitit

Petrea said...

Ben, I didn't know about Bloggers Unite for Haiti day. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. The photo you borrowed is powerful. I'll check out your friend's link.

Keropok Man said...

Very good choice of photo about the Haiti rebuilding.

Laurie said...

I didn't know about Bloggers Unite for Haiti, either. THis is extremely powerful. I am off to see your friend's site.

Good for you on this one, Ben.

ben wideman said...

Glad I could inform on an important topic today. Thanks for visiting!

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