Successful opening of the “Haiti: Land of Hope” exposition at the offices of IDB in Washington, DC.

Estados Unidos
On December, 2 we saw the opening of the exhibition by acclaimed international photographer, Tomás Munita, the Chilean Embassy in the United States, and América Solidaria US at the ISSAG Gallery of Art at the Inter-American Development Bank. The showing, open through Friday, December 12, welcomed hundreds of people in the city.

The result of twelve days of trekking and exploring in local markets, neighborhoods, medical centers, along with getting to know the local people, the exhibition uncovers the challenges, as well as the strength and beauty, that arise from the innate happiness and the life-giving spirit of the Haitian people and the América Solidaria volunteers that accompany them and work with them on a daily basis.

The display, which was held at in the GAM Cultural Center in the city of Santiago, Chile, and which was previously opened by the ex-Prime Minister of Haiti, Gerard Latortue, in Washington DC, continues to capture the attention and interest of people along the length of the continent.

This time around the event took place at the main offices of the IDB, and was attended by Andress Appolon, the “Conseillere Senior pour Haiti” of the Board of Directors of the IDB; Mauricio Hurtado, Minister Counselor of the Chilean Embassy in the United States; and Alex Foxley, Chairman of América Solidaria US.

Born in Chile in 1975, Tomás Munita is a documentary photographer who is mainly interested in social issues. His work is centered in Latin America, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. Munita has won three World Press Photo prizes, and actively publishes his work in the New York Times and Time magazine.