#Humanitarian - Allison Mayer@allisonmayerwsa

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8 years ago am earthquake devastated Haiti physically, but it couldn't crush the people's spirit. .
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Never have I met more spirited and resilient group of people than my friends in Haiti. Around every twist in the road is a person just making it work, loving their family, an praising God for all their blessings.
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I try to stay out of politics, it's really irrelevant, my work is pro people and it exists on such a personal level that rarely do politics play into it. But I can't let today go by without speaking out for every Haitian and every citizen of countries our President deems less than worthy of his basic respect. To step up and say that the President does not represent my attitudes or those of most Americans that I know. .
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Regardless of our president's indefensible speech and actions, I still believe in an America capable of lending a helping hand and supporting basic human rights around the world. .
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Se pou limyè Bondye klere ou. Ayiti, mwen renmen ou. .
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#ayiti #haiti #earthquake #presidenttrump #america #godblesshaiti .
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#streetphoto #magnumphotos #streetlife #streetportrait #photojournalism #lensculturestreets #urbanphotography #everydayasia #theglobewanderer #wearethestreet #dailylife #beststreets #exploringtheglobe #everybodystreet #streetphotographer #reportagespotlight #lensculture #photojournalist #streetphotographers #everydayindia #storytelling


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One of my favorite things to do is to share the stories of the people I meet with people around the world. Whether it's a Skype, a presentation, or just in a one to one conversation speaking about the life of my friends - because that's who they become - is always a highlight. .
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#streetphoto #magnumphotos #streetlife #streetportrait #photojournalism #lensculturestreets #urbanphotography #everydayasia #theglobewanderer #wearethestreet #dailylife #beststreets #exploringtheglobe #everybodystreet #streetphotographer #reportagespotlight #lensculture #photojournalist #streetphotographers #everydayindia #storytelling #onassignment #streetlife_award #igersindy


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On my personal Facebook page some friends and were discussing various topics around anonymity In images and stories.
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I've long been a believer that you can create powerful portraits of a persons journey with out ever showing there face. .
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This has always been one of my favorite examples of that. I don't need to tell you anything for you to get a small glimpse into the reality of life in Haiti. The rocky ground, the shoes you would get crucified for wearing -sewn back together with care and purpose, the heat, and the dust. If your anything like me you're toes feel a little uncomfortable as you read this. .
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Is it a man or a woman? Young or old? It doesn't matter because this story is that of thousands. .
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It also tells the story of mass donations and out of work cobblers, but that's a story for another day.
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#Humansofdignity #anonymousstoried #shoes #fashion #haiti #haitimission #haitiaid .
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#instastyle #fblogger #lookbook #menwithstyle #outfitoftheday #styleoftheday #menswear #ootdmen #lookoftheday #snobshots #streetwear #urbanfashion #fashiondiaries #menwithstreetstyle #menstyle #fashionkiller #fashiongram #outfitfromabove #wiwt #simplefits


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I've always loved the juxtaposition of this image. The way the children casually play in front of this sign warning about the dangers of cholera. It's just a part of life, and That says something profound. .
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#helpothers #haitimission #humanitarianaid #missionphotographer #missions #haitiaid #cholera #photojournalism #photography #photographer #worldtravel #seetheglobe #peopleinframe #childhood #poverty #worldhealth


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Baggins lives in a village on top of a mountain plateau in Northwest Haiti. He was a curious little fellow! .
The first day we didn't talk, he watched me from about 3 ft away. The second day he threw me this "ball" it's a sock full of trash... but it's almost perfectly round!!!!
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I threw it back, and that was the beginning of a 3 day friendship that was him talking at me non-stop in Creole, me not understanding anything, and both of us resorting to Photos where we make silly faces. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ˜˜
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He is the sweetest.
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#haiti #haitimission #helpothers #humanitarianaid #humanitarian #igershaiti #soudehaiti #thephotosociety #portraits #makeportraitsnotwar .
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#humaneffect #pursuitofportraits #quietthechaos #ig_mood #ftwotw #portrait_perfection #agameofportraits #portraitisreligion #profile_vision #portraitphotography #makeportraits #discoverportrait #portraiture #postmoreportraits #portraitpage


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It had climbed well over πŸ’― several days that week in Haiti. The air conditioner can't keep up and the fans just blow hot air at you. You gotta do what ever you can to stay cool! .
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When do we loose that carefree attitude we have as children? How many of us would suffer through the heat rather than sit in a bucket?
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I feel like there is a lesson to be learned here...
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#missionphotographer #haiti #humanitarian #humanitarianaid #missionlife #missions #haitimission #thephotosociety


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One of the things that fascinates me is how small the world can be. .
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This is my friend @spencermitchellmusic pictured on the right. I met him serving in Haiti back in 2015. His church came to serve for a week at the organization where I was working.
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A few months later I connected with @theresastoryphoto , a photographer here in Indianapolis who turns out was Spencer's girlfriend! .
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We quickly became good friends (she took my awesome profile photo!)
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So I was more than happy to help when Spencer called me a couple months ago to plan a surprise proposal, and I have to report that Theresa said yes! .
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Definitely click over to @rockpapershutter And check out my story from yesterday. .
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This photo has so much bittersweet love. It's from a series of photos taken right before my Grandparents asked the court for custody. My grandma always said it was the hardest decision she ever had to make, to take a child away from her own daughter. .
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My mom was still a teenager and had decided to move to Pennsylvania with a much older, drug dealing, boyfriend. .
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I didn't know for a long time these were more than just snapshots. I never questioned why there are all these photos where I'm in the same outfit. Lol.
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One on a bike with my uncle, "driving" a car with my Aunt, each dog under one arm, and another squeezing a cat so tight you can see the terror in its face.
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I've always cherished these photos.
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They were taken in one day, in a matter of hours, because my Grandparents thought they'd never see me again. Taken and carefully labeled with their names, the dates, and our phone number. Taken so I wouldn't forget who they were. .
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Its funny how time changes things. These photos I now show my grandma. Hoping one day - in a moment of clarity - they will help her remember me.
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#savefamilyphotos #iamtouchedbyadoption #adopt #adoption #humanity #photojournalist #polaroids #instantfilm #wayback #throwback #memorylane #grandparents #tripsdownmemorylane #raisedright #hoosierpride #hoosiers #socialgood #igersindy #hoosiergrammers #alzheimersawareness #effalz #alzheimers #thisisalzheimers


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β€œI think that the rich can always call themselves democratic, but the sick people are not among the rich.
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Look, I’m very proud to be an American. I have many opportunities because I’m American. I can travel freely throughout the world, I can start projects, but that’s called privilege, not democracy.” ― Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains
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#haiti #humanitarianaid #humanitarian #humanitarianaidworker #thephotosociety #socialgood #photojournalist #bnwphoto #bnwportrait #bnw_city_streetlife #bnw_of_our_world #bnw_street #haitian #haitimission #missionary #mission #missionphotographer


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