I traveled to Haiti in 2010 after the magnitude 7 earthquake to assist in the relief efforts by volunteering to help build an orphanage. Instead of focusing on the destruction, I headed north, where many orphaned children relocated. My goal - to uncover the beauty of Haiti, its children, its future. I found my subjects in Bonneu, St. Luis du Nord, and the Island of Tortuga. The images in this series tell a story of the life and culture of Haiti beyond the stained image of destruction. The disaster only illustrates a small piece of Haiti’s story, while my images offer a different perspective into the culture and spirit of its people. I have provided short stories to indulge the viewer and put them in the moments leading up to or after the photo.