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Haiti Stories

We are proud to share with you our new website entirely devoted to the Haiti Stories project, our on-going series of documentary photography and videos from Haiti.

Please visit the website at:


We have several plans for the future of the project, including many more video episodes we are currently already working on, and a photography book coming soon. Keep checking for the latest and greatest.

One Year.

And so it is. We managed to survive our first year of existence, thanks to all your love. From starting out with an insanely successful Kickstarter campaign, to working with non-profits, traveling and documenting some major events in Haiti, participating in conferences around the world, representing San Francisco in Iceland with a group of amazingly talented people, and much much more, it was a year of adventures, excitement, challenges, and new discoveries.

We couldn't be more appreciative of everything you've done for us, the support you've given us and the love you've shared for our work throughout the year. We are so excited for 2014 and for whatever comes our way creatively throughout this new year, and we'd like you to join us in this new adventure.


We already have some major things planned, including a biking trip through Zambia in July... but there will be plenty of other details soon. So come on in. Send us a hello. And let's work together.

A look into our first year of operation as Sutro Studios, a film, photo, and post-production company based in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit us at MUSIC BY: AJ Hochhalter "Blue Yonder" - Licensed through

Haiti. Episode 2.

We are proud to announce the latest episode of our Haiti web series is now online. It chronicles the ongoing efforts of Rise2Shine in saving children's lives in one of the poorest countries of the world. 

Play the video below, or check out the full project on Haiti, an on-going exhibition page with photography and video on our website here.

Haiti/Rise2Shine Episode 02 - Update

We're almost ready to publish the second episode of our Haiti/Rise2Shine web series, which you can follow on our main Haiti page here, but we couldn't stop ourselves from sharing a still frame from this new video.

We loved this little girl. We were visiting her "home" at the base of the mountains close to Fonds Parisien, an hour away from Port-au-Prince.

She is one of the children enrolled by Rise2Shine at their pre-school, and one of the poorest kids in that community.

One of the children from Rise2Shine.

Meet the People

We just recently published a first set of photographs that documents the emotional journey of creating, opening, and running a new preschool in Fonds Parisien, Haiti, an hour away from Port-au-Prince.

These are some of the people responsible for the success Rise2Shine is manifesting for the poorest of the children in Haiti.

Read more about the Rise2Shine/SutroStudios project here, and don't forget to check out our other galleries under the Photography menu above.


We will be on location in Haiti filming between 9/27 and 10/6. 

Our phone will be down and we will have no regular/easy access to email, until October. Feel free to send us your request, question or inquiry either way, and we promise to get back to you as soon as possible.


Thank you and looking forward to sharing with you our stories in this adventure. 

One more happy client!

We just got a testimonial from Jit Vaitha, co-founder of Rise2Shine. After working with Rise2Shine for the last month on a little film about their amazing work in Haiti: I am one of the co-founders of the children's charity Rise2shine and I would like to say a VERY BIG thank you to Afonso Salcedo and Sutro Studios. The level of quality that that was created from the limited footage that I provided is nothing short of amazing. Also, the level of customer service and attention we received from Afonso was outstanding. He kept me updated at every single stage of the process, and he replied to all of my emails and requests, literally, immediately. You can't go wrong with Sutro Studios. Thank you for your vision and your passion.

Check out the other testimonials for our work and contact us with any questions!


We have been working incredibly hard over the past month or so with the non-profit Rise2Shine. We were approached by them a while back about helping them create a video that showed their outstanding efforts to improve lives for children and families in Haiti. As soon as we did research on their work, and saw all the footage we could work with, we just had to say yes. We were so touched by the amazing things they are creating every day in Haiti, to help some of the most impoverished people on the planet, from providing health care, education and food. We knew we could create something powerful. If you haven't seen the video, the full film is about eight minutes long.

You can see it here. Make sure you check out the rest of our film work through these pages. We're working on some more exciting things to come soon.