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Tsunami
2005

Tsunami

Helen Kudrich

Tsunami Evidence

Children's toys, women's underwear, a man's shoe: they lie half-hidden in the mud, ordinary objects that apparently must do without an owner. Who did they belong to, why are they here, what do they say about their former owner? And the most important question these still-lifes provoke: what happened here? The images in Tsunami Evidence (2005) were made on the west coast of Thailand, soon after the tsunami. Helen Kudrich photographed the expensive tourist resorts, overwhelmingly populated by Western tourists, which had been destroyed by the flood wave. Kudrich believes the contrast between the originally so luxurious objects and the forlorn appearance they now offer says something about human vulnerability and the false feelings of security that possessions give.

  • Tsunami Evidence

    Children's toys, women's underwear, a man's shoe: they lie half-hidden in the mud, ordinary objects that apparently must do without an owner. Who did they belong to, why are they here, what do they say about their former owner? And the most important question these still-lifes provoke: what happened here? The images in Tsunami Evidence (2005) were made on the west coast of Thailand, soon after the tsunami. Helen Kudrich photographed the expensive tourist resorts, overwhelmingly populated by Western tourists, which had been destroyed by the flood wave. Kudrich believes the contrast between the originally so luxurious objects and the forlorn appearance they now offer says something about human vulnerability and the false feelings of security that possessions give.

  • Tsunami Evidence

  • Tsunami Evidence

  • Tsunami Evidence

  • Tsunami Evidence

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