Credit: Brian Esposito
Via The Sydney Morning Herald: Typhoon Haiyan: the aftermath, by Brian Esposito. Excerpt:
There was only one point from which I was going to get the shot that would reflect the utter devastation of typhoon Haiyan: the top of a ship that had been washed ashore. I climbed the rubble leading to the ship. When I could climb no further, I needed to walk a plank the size of a fence paling, aided by a rope, with a 50 metre drop beneath me.
From the top of the ship I could not believe the devastation I was seeing. I just thought to myself: ‘‘How many bodies under this rubble? Who has not yet been discovered?’’ While shooting I noticed in the corner of the frame the last remaining house.
Suddenly a man appeared. He was there for just seconds, a few frames. He looked out and then walked away. He also could not believe what we were looking at. These photos have been shot in Tacloban after most of the world media had left. I believed this was the time to be there for the true humanitarian pictures. I saw the real community struggling.