- Surviving a disaster: Capturing stories after a typhoon
Canon Master and reportage photographer, Stephen Dupont reveals the emotion behind this photo taken amidst the despair and destruction in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, which devastated the Philippines on November 8, 2013. This photo was taken just after Typhoon Haiyan had wiped out Tacloban in the Philippines.
This photograph is very personal to me. It really moves me. I really feel in this photograph the absolute tenderness, the love and the intimacy between this father and son.
What you don't see outside of this frame is the apocalyptic annihilation of a city. You don't smell the rotting corpses and the garbage all around me. You don't see or feel the silence around me. There's an incredible emotion. There's an incredible amount of misery, a silent misery.
This World Photography Day we took the opportunity to find out what photography truly means to a few faces from different parts of our community, and why being curious with a camera in-hand is such an important part of their lives.
Award-winning photojournalist Darrian Traynor met some of the 80,000 displaced Syrians living in the Zaatari refugee camp — Jordan’s fourth largest city. See what he discovered here.
Next time you hear a chopper or plane overhead, just think, it could be one of these talents on the hunt for their next jaw-dropping image.