February 27th, 2011


Christchurch earthquake photographs

There have been a lot of good photographs taken of the earthquake in Christchurch and its aftermath, but most of them are difficult, if not impossible, to link to; being part of poorly programmed slide-shows on newspaper web sites. Most of these are taken from the www.stuff.co.nz web site. I've included the captions (most of which include the image credits) with the screen captures and will annotate them in a few minutes (just as soon as I've put up this post and remembered which photograph is which). I have chosen photographs without identifiable people in them because I think some of the ones published on the newspaper websites have been an unacceptable intrusion into people's privacy.


This first one is a photograph taken during the actual earthquake itself. Someone had the presence of mind to point a camera at the central city just as the dust cloud was beginning to rise.

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