“Then the war came, and with it the destruction of my ‘ivory tower.’ My attention focused henceforth on the face of human suffering … we are the ‘enlighteners,’ the stimulating force that opens the eyes of our fellow man.”
Werner Bischof

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The market of La Saline, a slum on the outskirts of the capital, 2000. Haiti has had a long and troubled history. © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos

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PETIT PARADIS, Haiti — In the small, isolated community of "Little Paradise," 2000. © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The slum of Cité Soleil, 1990. © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A young mechanic and his wife, 1975. © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos

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HAITI — Children play on the beaches of Ile de la Tortue, 2000. © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A young Haitian in the room he shares with 12 others, 2000. © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The slum of Cité Soleil, 1987. © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos