I absolutely loved this woman’s smile. We were out in one of the rural villages of Haiti one afternoon helping with a food distribution and while I was wandering and taking pictures of the beautiful scenery, this woman was interested in what I taking pictures of. I showed her a few of the pictures and her face lit up with this same smile and I asked if I could take a picture of her; she smiled and nodded her head. When I showed her the picture of herself, she lit up once again.
I remember that most Haitians don’t have their picture taken often and less often get to see the pictures that are taken of them. It was a gift for me to see this woman’s face light up in seeing her smile on my camera. I love taking pictures but I love sharing them even more for this very reason.