Ballerinas Dancing In Puerto Rico 5 Months After Hurricane Maria Will Leave You Breathless
These ballerinas dancing in Puerto Rico five months after Hurricane Maria will leave you breathless. It’s truly a unique and artistic way to raise awareness on some of the world’s most important issues.
Photographer Omar Z. Robles decided to raise awareness on the harsh conditions Puerto Rico and its inhabitants are facing even after 5 months science Hurricane Maria struck the island.
“I just made it back from visiting my home country of Puerto Rico,” Omar Z. Robles says. “It is the first time I get to visit since hurricane María swept through, almost exactly 5 months after.”
In addition to taking photos of graceful ballet dancers, he also gathered stories about what happened during and after the hurricane. He was shocked to hear so many stories about struggle and death and the hard living conditions after this devastating phenomena hit Puerto Rico.
“It was an incredibly emotional and difficult trip,” Omar explains. “I found myself fighting the tears more times than I can recall. Five months after the hurricane and my island, my people, my family still carry open wounds from that horrendous day.”
“Sometimes it is harder to talk about the things that are more personal in nature, but partly also because it has been hard to imagine a light at the end of this dark tunnel,” he mentioned. “The truth is that the future of my country looks grim and it is hard to face that fact.”
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If you want to help the people of Puerto Rico to recover after Hurricane Maria, you can donate through Global Living and share the story to everyone you know in order to raise awareness.