7 January 2011
Last updated at 16:15
To mark the anniversary of the earthquake that struck Haiti one year ago, Canadian photojournalist Natasha Fillion was commissioned by Plan International to run a workshop with teenagers, instructing them on how to document their lives with a camera.
Fillion said: “They took the project very seriously and exceeded my expectations. They were really excited that someone wanted to see their point of view of their own country. Not many people ask Haitians what they want or what they see.”
Lubin, 14: "I really liked the project because at the beginning I didn’t know how to use a camera but after getting this training I feel I’m like a photographer. I took a first photo with the flash to scare them off, and it gave me what I wanted."
Benitha took this pictures of a five-month-old who lives in the RCDP camp in Petionville. Benitha is a keen footballer and dreams of becoming a nurse.
Suze is 18 and was excited to be a part of the photo project. She said: “I loved learning to use a camera and teaching the other kids around me too.”
Suze also photographed the funeral of a young woman in her 20s who died during childbirth. The baby, born prematurely, survived.
Edens photographed Jean-Hubert making flat bread, containing a sweet root found in the mountains of Jacmel.
Marie's picture show Esaie riding his bike home from church in Croix des Bouquets. Marie said: "My vision for Haiti is to see schools, new hospitals, new universities and jobs for the future."
A street vendor selling local fried snacks such as plantains, hot dogs, pate and meat caught the eye of Wilbert, one of the 22 teenagers involved in the project.
Pierre's aim was to "show the reality of life after the earthquake".
Jeff's picture shows sisters Sofia, 27 who is a teacher, and Valerie, 22, who has just finished high school and wants to become a nurse. They are doing laundry by a river near their home in La Valley de Jacmel.
Sisters Rachelle (left) and Mavena style their hair in their home and were pictured by Amouce.