the HOPE that REMAINS
A Photographic Journey to the Heart of Haiti
by Tony Cece with reflections by Brook Chalfant
About the Book
A 232 page inspiring look into the lives of the Haitian people- showcasing their beauty, strength, resilience, and hope. Photographer Tony Cece shares his favorite images from travels to Haiti before the tragic earthquake and upon his arrival just 72 hours after the quake struck. Powerful and motivating, the reflections included with his images will challenge readers to see the people of Haiti through new eyes. All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to continuing relief efforts in Haiti.
I believe that photographs say a lot about the person who took them. When you look at a photograph, you get a glimpse of the world through the photographer’s eye. They choose what is in the frame, what is left out, how it is framed, what is in focus, the lens, the type of lighting, and whether it is color or black and white. These are only a few things that the photographer has at their disposal when capturing a moment in time. For me, photographs are a glimpse into the many different areas of our life here on earth. I see a picture and it starts a collage of images in my mind as I try to understand the people, time, and place that surrounded it. It is this collage that I hope to create when I capture moments of everyday life.