I’m working on a story about a 25-year-old graffiti artist in PAP named Jerry. His work is less like vandalism and more like art. But just two hours after the earthquake he started spray painting a crying Haiti, with hands praying next to it, which has become an iconic image here. Because of that, two different organizations have hired him to spray paint public service announcements with his own distinct style.
One thing I noticed while talking to him was that his hands were covered in paint, which was the only evidence that he was responsible for images you see everywhere around the city. I asked if I could take a picture of them, and he said, “Sure! They are the hands of change!” This guy is 25 and he has probably reached more people in Port-au-Prince than any other person in Haiti. It’s pretty awesome.