Photographing Australia's humanitarian response

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Relief In Sight: Australia's International Disaster Response in Pictures is a photographic exhibition showcasing Australia's emergency response in the Asia-Pacific.

Sixty-eight compelling and confronting photographs capture the impact of natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies and the crucial role of Australian aid workers and volunteers in the initial response and longer term rebuilding process.

Relief In Sight is currently touring and will visit more than 60 Australian cities and towns over an 18 month period. The exhibition is an initiative of the Australian Government's International Development Agency (AusAID).


 

Ghosts in the Rubble

Ghosts in the rubble
Indian Ocean tsunami, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2005
Courtesy of Stephen Dupont

 

Lean on Me
Earthquake, Pakistan, 2005
Leading Aircraftman Rodney Welch
Courtesy of the Australian Defence Force

Lean on Me

Mountains of Hope

Mountains of Hope
Earthquake, Pakistan, 2005
Frank Thompson
Courtesy of AusAID

 


New Foundations
Indian Ocean tsunami, Indonesia, 2005
Rob Maccoll
Courtesy of The Courier Mail
New Foundations
Stand By Me Stand by me
Cyclone Ami, Fiji, 2003
David Overlack
Courtesy of Australian Red Cross

Unthinkable
Indian Ocean tsunami, Simeulue, Indonesia, 2005
Rob Maccoll
Courtesy of The Courier Mail

Unthinkable


 

 

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Beautiful photos, but also heart-wrenching ones.
Theo Dopheide | 30 January 2008


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