Photo Essay : - Tsunami, Aftermath, India, 2005
Tamil Nadu, February-may 2005 and october 2005
At the beginning of 2005, following the tsunami, I quit my job at the archives of the Magnum agency in Paris and bought a ticket to the Tamil Nadu region in India.
In the aftermath of the Tsunami which devastated south-east Asia, India was the only affected country to refuse International Aid for first aid. At the same time, it was one of the countries which brought aid to other affected countries. As soon as the event occured, 515 Indian NGOs went along the coast to bring support to the victims : more than 12.000 people died, thousands of houses were destroyed and the local fishing industry was devastated. Three months after, a quarter of these NGOs* were still on the field.