After five years is a project by Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi, which focuses on the situation of Haiti after five years from the terrible natural disaster. During this time the media spotlight closely followed the fate of the most unprivileged country in the western world. But what has changed over time? Has Haiti recovered from its ruined state? How much has this overly unfortunate country and its capital city improved over half a decade? As a volunteer, among people with severe disabilities, in an orphanage for a month, he was able to experience and learn about the poverty that Haiti has to face. The everyday struggle to achieve the minimum subsistence level and the despaired atmosphere. Due to the state of public safety, 80% of these photographs had to be taken from behind a darkened car window.
Photography © Bence Bakonyi