2011 Photo Contest, Spot News, Singles, 2nd prize
Photographer

Daniel Morel

12 January, 2010

Haitians rescue a woman trapped beneath rubble in the capital Port-au-Prince, minutes after an earthquake hit on 12 January.

About

Daniel Morel

Daniel Morel was born in Haiti in 1951. The day he discovered photography wasn't the happiest of days, but it set the stage for the rest of his life. It was November 12, 1964, in...

Background story

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Haitians rescue a woman trapped beneath rubble in the capital Port-au-Prince, minutes after an earthquake hit on 12 January. The quake struck with an epicenter 15 kilometers southwest of the capital, near the town of Leogane. More than 50 aftershocks followed. Some 230,000 people were killed, 300,000 injured and more than a million left homeless. In explaining the extent of the damage, a senior Red Cross official said that it would take 200 trucks a total of 11 years to clear the rubble caused by the quake.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/15 s
Focal length
24 mm
F-Stop
f/4
ISO
400

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