Michael Appleton covered the 2004 coup in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina. He sees something of both in the present disaster, though on a far greater scale.
Michael Appleton’s photograph of 76-year-old Marie Carme Morency, receiving communion while lying injured in a wheel barrow near the collapsed Church of Sacré Coeur in Port-au-Prince, captured the Haitian peoples’ response to the overwhelming tragedy that surrounds them.
“I guess it’s because they have so much experience in suffering, hurricanes or violence, that they hold up with remarkable grace,” he said. “Unfortunately, they’re used to it.”
Digital photography wiped out everything in its way. The funerals of silver films were expedited to avoid any resistance. The more the technology seemed outdated, the more its ghosts reappeared in nostalgic interrogations