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On December 26th, 2005 I was traveling from Saigon, Vietnam into Bangkok, Thailand. I had been masking the AIDS epidemic as perfectly as poverty and city slums for the previous two months from each Cambodia and Vietnam and was hunting ahead to a 7 days of down time with close friends. The Asian Tsunami struck only moments right before my airplane landed in Bangkok and I was on just one of the first flights to Phuket the following day. I protected the devastation from each Thailand and Sri Lanka through the subsequent weeks. As an ex disaster expert I still had numerous close friends doing work in the filed all about the environment at that time and in the year subsequent the Tsunami I saved in close call with them. Only months right after the Tsunami struck, I began to listen to tales, as I anticipated, of how western income coupled with the tourism industry was rebuilding Thailand with document velocity even though Sri Lanka and Banda Aceh, Indonesia have been left with several resources. A bit in advance of the just one year anniversary of the Asian Tsunami, I resolved to return to Thailand exactly where I re-shot every image taken the year right before from the specific similar angle at virtually the similar time of day. Regretably I was not in a position to get the funding vital to do the similar comparison project in Sri Lanka. It was a further illustration desire and internet marketing problems dictating what news reaches the community, and at the time my resources have been restricted by what editors and publications would pay out me to shoot, as I had not however discovered independent journalism.

Posted by Zoriah on 2008-12-26 15:35:04

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