Tsunami: A Document of Devastation
Photographs by Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Joachim Ladefoged, James Nachtwey, and John Stanmeyer.
de.MO, Millbrook, 2005. 72 pp., 46 color illustrations and 7 duotone illustrations., 26x19".
TSUNAMI: a document of devastation, is a unique partnership between the renowned international photo collective VII, publisher de.MO, and Doctors of the World-USA. VII and de.MO have produced a photographic portfolio: a visual document of the devastating effects of the tsunami that struck South East Asia and East Africa on December 26, 2004. These dramatic images, seen in leading magazines and newspapers around the world, are presented here to truly reveal the human face of this tragedy.
The acclaimed photographers of VII — Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Joachim Ladefoged, James Nachtwey, and John Stanmeyer — have captured the utter devastation that has destroyed so many and so much. With an introduction by author Simon Winchester (The Meaning of Everything, Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman), and an essay by Tom Dougherty, executive director of Doctors of the World, TSUNAMI brings to light the reality of an event that has, and will, change the face of many nations in the Indian Ocean region.
TSUNAMI is an exhibition quality photographic record. The images create a topographical feeling that drives home the extent of this incredible natural event, the devastation, and the human tragedy. It creates a document, a message in a bottle to be kept as a unique record. The size in which they are presented is a testament to the scale of this catastrophe. This is not intended to be a book but a record, to be used to raise funds and mobilize support for projects addressing crises including assistance to tsunami survivors, AIDS treatment and prevention, TB, and aid to orphans and vulnerable children among others.
A series of events and exhibitions featuring TSUNAMI are in development. Profits from this project will be donated to Doctors of the World-USA to support our work addressing health and human rights crises around the world.
A charitable book project profits will be donated to Doctors of the World.
Softcover: Not bound and cased in a flat cardboard box.
Limited edition lithograph by Antonin Kratochvil, signed. Rolled in a cardboard tube.