When Has a Photo Caused You to Act?

By Allen Murabayashi

Photo by Digital Globe

In the perennial discussion of the value and role of photography, I raise yet another example of the power of the image.

Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 7th with a force that exceeded the Dvorak scale, which measures storm strength. The 195 mph with gusts over 230 mph is one of the top three strongest storms ever recorded, and when the final details are in, it might prove to be the strongest storm to ever hit land.

But citing statistics – even in recounting the number of the dead – is nothing like the power of a photo.

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Via: Photoshelter


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