Tsunami is a document bearing witness to one of the worst and unprecedented natural catastrophes of our time. The disaster’s enormity dictates the large-scale format of this book, which attempts to capture, in two-dimensional form, the sweeping magnitude of this event.
Once again, the acclaimed photographers of VII—Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Joachim Ladefoged, James Nachtwey, and John Stanmeyer—have captured the utter devastation that has annihilated so many and so much. With an introduction by renowned writer Simon Winchester and a thought-provoking essay by Thomas J. 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.
This project is a document—a message in a bottle to be kept as a unique record. With proceeds going to Doctors of the World, Tsunami is a nonprofit initiative not only to help the people affected, but also to raise awareness about the countless people suffering every day in our world.