Haiti- Architecture
11.20.2011 6:00PM

The architecture of Port-au-Prince, Haiti is quite limited. It falls into two categories: concrete (mainly concrete block but some poured concrete) and Gingerbread (a mix of rubble filled masonry walls and wood and plaster). And I guess there is currently a third category: tents. Even still, there seems to be enough variety between the structures. The Gingerbreads are a native style that are in real danger of being lost. Largely in disrepair before the earthquake, the situation became even more dire from the resulting damage of the earthquake. The photographs here capture the architecture as it stands, sometimes just barely, and often beyond repair, nearly two years after the earthquake. To see a gallery of the people of Haiti click here.


















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