The great Haitian photographer Thony Belizaire, who for many years worked with Agence France-Presse and expertly and sensitively covered some of his country's most tumultuous times over several decades, passed away at a hospital in Port-au-Prince on Sunday. The Haitian website AlterPresse has an article (in French) on his passing here.
Thony was a great friend to those of us who worked in Haiti and, like so many Haitian journalists I have met over the years, a true inspiration in the level of professionalism and dedication he maintained even in the face of frequent adversity that would have overwhelmed lesser individuals.
Rest in peace, my brave friend.
You will be missed.