Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Big Picture: Incredible photography captures the tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti

The Boston Globe’s photo blog, The Big Picture, has done a stellar job showing the tragedy of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti.
It posted 48 heartbreaking images on Jan. 13 of the death and devastation caused by the temblor, which measured 7.0 on the Richter magnitude scale. The photo essay was called simply “Earthquake in Haiti.”
The Big Picture followed up that posting with “Haiti 48 hours later,” which contains 33 photos.
The Big Picture was created in June 2008 by web programmer and blogger Alan Taylor. You can read about his inspiration and work on the site in the “About” section. He also gave an interview to Waxy in June 2008, shortly after launching The Big Picture.
Other recent subjects of The Big Picture included images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Dakar Rally in South America, and the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China.

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