Flickr Images from South Asia

image from sarvoday flickr site Flickr: Sarvodaya's Photos I was looking on Flickr this evening for images posted from the tsunami areas in South Asia. I did a couple of searches of Flickr tags and under the tag tsunami I found some images posted from a user called Sarvodaya. Turns out that Sarvodaya is a development group in Sri Lanka. Since Wednesday the organization has posted over 215 images on their Flickr site and have created a weblog with updates and pleas for donations.

In addition I found a Flickr group called Hands to S. E. Asia and there found a listing of more images from the area. One member named Heterotopias has posted 59 images in a group call E.S. Asia Quake & Tsunami. With all the talk of citizen journalism and such, these kind of images and tools bring home the stark reality of the situation. The images are harsh in their depiction of the situation there. These are not just pictures of upended boats or damaged houses, but rather they show in very stark terms the human suffering that is taking place. Sometimes you wish you had a filter... This is something that I really have a hard time comprehending...

Update: Flickr TsunamiMissing tag and Flickr Tsunami Missing Group Images of those reported missing... Also yesterday the Flickr Blog pointed to some of these and to a few others too...