Resource May 8, 2019

Meet the Journalist: Jacob Kushner

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Born out of an earthquake, can a new city of 300,000 people survive survive without a government? In...

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Horlich Florestal (left), 24, and Rosemond Altidon, 22, stand on the edge of their apartment building in Fort National January 9, 2011. Half the building was destroyed in the earthquake, killing many of their neighbors, including two cousins and an aunt. Image Allison Shelley. Haiti, 2011.
Horlich Florestal (left), 24, and Rosemond Altidon, 22, stand on the edge of their apartment building in Fort National January 9, 2011. Half the building was destroyed in the earthquake, killing many of their neighbors, including two cousins and an aunt. Image Allison Shelley. Haiti, 2011.

Journalist Jacob Kushner and photographer Allison Shelley return to Haiti to report on the country's newest city, Canaan, born in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Here Kushner discusses the city, now home to between 280,000 and 320,000 people. This single most visible legacy of that disaster offers hope to many Haitians who envision building a better future for their families.

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