Don Mirra

“Above Port de Prince”


This image was photographed from a small aircraft flying 500 feet above Port de Prince, Haiti at 5:30AM. 1 of 207 images to be included in a fine art photography book on Haiti scheduled for release later this year. After two extended trips to the country, spending most of the time walking the streets & hills, exploring back alleys & distant villages, it wasn’t until the last day, just two hours before the flight back to the United States did the gravity of the Haitian situation became apparent.


A freelance photographer based out of San Diego, California, his work focuses on social issues. He is currently engaged in a long term project documenting the world wide orphan epidemic. By the end of this year, 25 million children will be abandoned or orphaned.

Selected by Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography at the Harn Museum of Art.