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  • By Douglass McCrae
    Nov 20, 2010
    I'm curious about what was done about releases from the families of the dead. I know I would not want a morgue volunteer photographing and publishing pictures of my dead family members.My feeling on this matter would not change just because I was living in a disaster area, in a third world country, was poor and non-white, although that would no doubt impact my ability to sue the photographer. I suspect that circumstances may have been such that getting releases was not possible. In my view that would be a good reason to not publish the work. Certainly hope I'm wrong and that everyone was respectfully consulted and fully informed.
  • By David Scheiner
    Nov 20, 2010
    I've been familiar with Gail Orenstein's work for years and I can say that this is the stand-out achievement of a very large body of work. This book has some part of every aspect of her work, including the circumstances under which it happened, which were totally un-planned. She was on holiday doing her standard shoots when a disaster happened and she got dragged into working in the morgue. She kept her camera with her and her wits about her and the results are in this stunning book. The photos reflect the mixed experience she had: on the one hand, people living their ordinary lives, on the other hand, dead bodies floating in out of the mudslides. This is the essence of Gail's work and essential reading for anyone who cares about art, about journalism and about the world we live in.
  • By Stephen Poirier
    Nov 18, 2010
    The depth ,clarity and intensity of the images,of this tragic event, are like NOTHING I have ever seen. National Geographic would never have the courage to publish this material. I applaud Ms. Orenstein for her ambitious photography and look forward to any of her future publications on LuLu! LuLu did an A+ job in publishing and delivering this material in a timely manner.
  • By Robert Hooker
    Oct 19, 2010
    This is a very moving and profound photo book. The courage of the artist is really amazing as she brings a terrible event to us as fellow humans. This is powerful are at its most human level. Both tragic and uplifting the amazing spirit of the people of "Little Tibet" shines through every image.
  • By marc
    Oct 17, 2010
    The images that Ms. Orenstein brings forward in the book are powerful in how stunning and compelling they are. You'll recognize how courageous it must have been to even keep shooting while she was doing relief work. Holy cow. I don't know how to say this the right way, but if all of us saw the world the way Orenstein does, maybe it would be just a little easier for each of us to keep being humans walking around on planet earth.
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Product Details

1st edition
August 31, 2010
Hardcover (casewrap)
Interior Ink
Full color
0.69 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.5 wide x 11 tall
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