Mark Turner is a former Financial Times journalist (Africa, Afghanistan, UN, Iraq), now dad of two, who decided to branch out to other things, and has just joined his wife for a new life in Haiti. She is peacekeeping. Mark plans to blog, take pics, videos, and have an adventure – ideally grabbing a little work here and there in the process. It’s a whole new world.

Almost all the pictures in this blog, save one or two obvious links, are taken by me with my GF1 camera. I am not a professional photographer by background, but am amazed by the power of images.

Two caveats:
– This is an impressionistic blog, I have a lot to learn, and I will make mistakes. I am very happy to be corrected.
– This blog in no way reflects official positions of the United Nations. The impressions are purely my own.

If you like it, please share it. In this digital era, that is one of the greatest services you can render.


18 responses to “About

  1. Hi Mark,

    I stumbled on your blog via twitter. I’m in PauP and traveling around Haiti for the next few weeks. I’d love to meet up if you’re free.


  2. Hi Mark

    Thanks for your kind words re: Daniel’s webcomic. He has taken blog posts from our website and turned them into a visually exciting communication tool – we’re justifiably proud to be asscociated with him.

    Mesi anpil anko
    Sharon Gaskell

  3. Marky, I am putting you on my blogrolls.

    A Rose for Hillary
    Those two are almost identical (don’t ask) but have different audiences and the hosts have different app allowances – part of the reason for 2.

    The Department of Homegirl Security

    It’s a selfish act. It makes it easy for me to click onto your blog 😉

  4. Thanks for the great writing, great pictures and great blog.

  5. Dear Mark,
    We don’t always make a comment, but we enjoy your well written blog immensely and always look forward to reading it. Your pictures are great too.
    Thank you for this great service to all your readers.
    Nina and Charlie

  6. Good work Mark.


  7. arrived in haiti last week for emergency response work, and now considering long-term contract here. browsing around blogs for living info and found yours. beautiful photos, i only wish those colors were still around. maybe i just need to look harder.

  8. Mark,
    I am touched by the pics, but even more touched by your compassion…keep on my friend. We need to be reminded daily of what is going on and that the process is only now beginning for the people of Haiti. I will be watching and praying…blessings to you.

  9. Hi Mark
    Thanks so much for letting us who aren’t in Haiti see the images and keep Haiti in the foreground. lovely work

  10. Mark –
    Exceptional work!! You have managed to capture so much of what I saw in Haiti. Thank you for helping bring the plight of the Haitian people to the world!

  11. I am very impressed by your blog and photographs. I wish I could be in Haiti helping. I am unemployed and am being kept motivated by writing and photography.

    Keep up the great work. I have added you to my blogroll.

  12. Your pictures are very nice. Looks like you have your GF1 all figured out and are using it in a good way.

  13. Thanks for your great work, Mark.

    I’v added you to my blogroll and featured your blog today in a post ( in german)

  14. Thanks for your work, it’s amazing! Your are such a great inspiration! Your colorful pictures remind me of the beauty down there. HOPE4HAITI

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