I traveled to Haiti for the first time in October 2013 with a medical relief team and brought a camera to document the experience. I've returned twice since, each time adding to a personal collection of photographs of the life and people of southwest Haiti. With every visit, my goals and responsibility as a photographer changed. I've seen many facets of the country, all very different from one another: the urban landscapes of Port-au-Prince showcase the lively, vibrant life of Haitian culture; the portraits from the rural countryside represent a certain pride, innocence, and joy. Together, they illustrate a hopeful perspective of a country in constant recovery.