National Geographic : 2006 Feb
LITTLE HAITI, FLORIDA Jean Atendien was relaxing with friends on a vacant lot when Diego Jeanty asked permission to make this portrait. Not all locals -many of whom came to Miami to escape violence and persecution in Haiti felt as comfortable in front of the lens. "At first people were like, 'No, no, don't take my picture!' They thought we were going to do voodoo on them," Jeanty says. "We had to gain their trust:'