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Tilt-Shift, Stop-Motion Squatting In Hillside Haiti
A few miles outside of Port-au-Prince is a government-established camp for displaced people -- Camp Corail, the only "official" camp in Haiti. Rows and rows of neatly-spaced tents provide shelter for thousands of people. But just past Corail, a more "organic" community has sprouted. Nearly 100,000 squatters have taken things into their own hands and taken to the hills.
According to the Global Post, they've "constructed shacks with secondhand tarps, poached water from the bladders at Camp Corail and enrolled their children in its schools." The government has yet to respond to these hillside communities that are growing illegally -- and quickly. NPR photographer David Gilkey spent a day wandering the community of Cabaret with a tilt-shift lens.
Tune in to All Things Considered today for a report from NPR's Jason Beaubien. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.