Two Good Feet: A Photographic Documentary of Physically Challenged Children
Marc Yves RegisISBN: 1590560604;
Book DescriptionThe people of Haiti are some of the poorest in the world, and the children of Haiti are the poorest of the poor. In addition, malnutrition and poverty have led to many children being unable to thrive. Those who are born physically or mentally handicapped are often kept out of sight, the most vulnerable members of a population of handicapped people that numbers 800,000. Haitian-American photographer Marc-Yves Regis went back to Haiti to find these invisible children. He visited St. Vincent?s Hospital and School for the Handicapped, and for five years he chronicled the lives of the children there. His photos reveal the children?s extraordinary tenacity and with what dexterity they use their "good" limbs. Contained in the book with the 40 color photographs are poems in English, French and Creole that take on the voices of the children as they prove to themselves and all who see them that they want neither pity nor condescension but respect and the right to...
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