On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and devastated the capital city, Port-au-Prince. An estimated 316,000 people were killed. The Presidential palace, Parliament and many other important and cultural structures were destroyed, along with countless homes and businesses, leaving many homeless.
Photographer Wyatt Gallery returned to Haiti to capture the human spirit he found among those living in the tents that were set up following the quake. An exhibition of his work is currently on at the Umbrage Gallery in Brooklyn, and a book of the photographs is on sale with proceeds going towards three organizations working to help the country get back on its feet.
Read more about the exhibition here, and find out why Sean Penn is one of the people supporting it.
Tent Life: Haiti runs until 31 March, 2011 Â at the Umbrage Gallery, 111 Front Street Suite 208 DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY.