Monday, March 1, 2010

"Back from Haiti" - KiptonART Rising 2010 Winner Kiritin Beyer Shares Her Experience

KiptonART Rising 2010 Winner Kiritin Beyer traveled down to Haiti less than two weeks after the devastating earthquake. Beyer acts as a photo-journalist documenting the lives of citizens around the world. Here is her story:

"On January 22nd I was able to join a team of nurses, doctors, rescue workers, sanitation helpers and volunteers flying down to Port au Prince, Haiti. When we got there, my first job was to feed the patients in one of the two main hospitals. Some patients had not eaten any food for days and were dying of nutrition and dehydration problems rather than untreated wounds. I worked every day at the hospital. There were not enough nurses leaving doctors without extra hands. I transported patients from the operating tent back to the recovery tent. Before I left, one of the nurses put me in charge of taking X-Rays. Hundreds of patients arrived everyday for treatment..."

Read more of Beyer's Experience in KiptonART magazine.
View Kiritin Beyer's portfolio.
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Above, photo taken by Beyer during her trip to Haiti
Photo Courtesy Kiritin Beyer

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