The Boston Globe has an amazing section on their website titled, “The Big Picture.” Which serves as visual documentation of news stories all around the world in hi-res, BIG, images. Today, I looked at their recent album, “Haiti Six Days Later,” and was able to catch a glimpse into the state the country is in right now. Both visually stunning, and utterly tragic, these photos really capture humanity where traditional forms of mass media do not. And as much as I am tempted to post all of these pictures on the blog, believe me when I say that 50% of the impact you feel from these photos come from the size and hi-res quality they are in:
A mob of Haitians reach out as goods are thrown from a nearby shop in the downtown business district on January 17, 2010
A Haitian mass grave receives unclaimed, unidentified bodies in the suburbs of Port-au-Prince January 16, 2010
A man rents mobile phone chargers by the hour in downtown Port-au-Prince.
Survivors of Tuesday’s earthquake extend their arms as U.S. troops with the 82nd Airborne Division distribute water in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. The troops gave out over 9,000 bottles of water and 2,000 meals Sunday.
A view of the badly damaged presidential palace – the center portion formerly 3 stories tall – after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 13, 2010.
All photos via the Big Picture.