Thinking About Our Friends In Japan

March 16th, 2011

Like everyone else I’ve been following the horrifying news from Japan of the earthquake and tsunami.  The scenes of the devastation are simply overwhelming.  It makes one realize just how much we are all at the mercy of nature at any moment.  Our feelings of safety and security are truly illusions. 

Of course, as many have noted, photographers have a special connection to Japan and particularly to the area hardest hit by this disaster since so many of the skilled and talented people who make the cameras and lenses we use every day live and work in this area and are undoubtedly among those who have felt the brunt of this catastrophe.  My heart goes out to them.  Our connection as fellow humans who share this world is brought home by the knowledge that someone suffering in Japan right now may well have touched and assembled the photo equipment I use.  We are all connected.  We are all in this together.

I want to help, but I feel so helpless in the face of a disaster of this magnitude.  But a friend of mine, Leo Lam, is better than I am at taking direct action to do something to help.  He has several fund raising things going on right now.  You can read more about what Leo is doing on his blog.  I urge you to click on over there and see what Leo is doing.  There are several ways you can participate and send some help to our friends in Japan.

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