Morondava is a beautiful port town with a population of 30,000 and a long history of boat-building. In early 2009, a direct hit by Cyclone Fanele terrorized the city. Many lost their homes. Some perished. In the course of a few hours, everything changed.
"EYE SEE IV" was held several weeks later amid reconstruction activities. Through the workshop, 20 participants between ages 9 and 16 learned to create a photo-reportage. The children observed and photographed their neighbors healing body and soul while regaining their lives and restoring their community to normalcy. Adelerin captured shipbuilders carving out tree trunks. Narindra, fishermen heading out to sea. Florent, workers giving patients vaccine shots at a healthcare center and Théodose, children studying in tents and patched up schools. They documented everyday scenes of their community through their own eyes -for themselves and to share with the world.