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Typhoon Morakot, Taiwan – Cishan Refugee Center Interactive Panorama

In Panography, Sound on August 17, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Photos from Taiwan, Typhoon Morakot
Typhoon Morakot Refugee Center Panorama

I was in southern Taiwan over the past week photographing the aftermath of Typhoon Morakot. While I pretty much focused on getting the photos for work (published here, here, and here), I did manage to fit in a panorama at the refugee center. In person, this struck me as an incredibly sad scene – locals recently airlifted out of villages buried under mudslides scrawling lists of those who they believed remained in the places left behind. The volunteers were making sure everything was legible and asking for more details, numbers – sounds which I recorded and placed in a directional sound environment.

Beyond broken bridges, washed out roads and cellphone reach, hundreds are feared dead, leading many to lash out against the government for its slow response.

  1. Such a sad occasion it makes me feel a little awkward saying this but congrats on getting your work into the NYT and IHT.

  2. I know what you mean, Craig. Some of these photos were hard to process, well beyond the actual taking of the frames.

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