NPR photographer David Gilkey has photographed in extreme situations — from the surge in Afghanistan, to bombings in Gaza, to the tsunami in Japan, but nothing could have prepared him for what he saw in the village of Barangay 68 in Tacloban City, Philippines.
Nothing could have prepared me for what I was going to find when I arrived in Barangay 68.
"Barangay," loosely translated, means a neighborhood or village and Barangay 68 is just one of the tiny hamlets that make up greater Tacloban City in the central Philippines. The village was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
A wall of debris blocked the streets. I made my way through caverns of shattered timber and when I reached the top of the debris pile the scene was mind numbing. Ships were strewn across the hillside. Containers resting in piles of timber looked like spilled matchboxes. The only uncluttered space was the bay and the water falling away in the distance.
Photo Credit: David Gilkey/NPR
Photograph by Laura Pannack for TIME
For this week’s issue, Rosalind Wiseman writes on shifting gender norms and our culture’s steadfast tendency to treat adolescent males as “emotional illiterates.”
Photograph by Athit Perawongmetha—Reuters
Oct. 11, 2013. A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine, with two guns pierced through his cheeks, takes part in a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand.
From the continuing government shutdown and a deadly monster truck crash in Mexico to extreme face piercing with guns in Thailand and a monkey getting a shave in Pakistan, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.
A view of a whale’s fluke as it dives after being harpooned in Point Hope, Alaska, September 1942.
Photograph by Froelich G. Rainey, National Geographic
This week in the news: Nikon announced the updated D610 DSLR; Pentax debuted the new K-3 DSLR and a 55-300mm f/4 lens; Zeiss announced the Otus 55mm f/1.4 lens for Nikon and Canon DSLRs; and Leica unveiled a one-of-a-kind rangefinder that was designed by Apple’s Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for October 11, 2013http://bhpho.to/1bM2afm
Due to travel restrictions, Iran is a country we often don’t see in photographs.
Amos Chapple wanted to change that. Over the course of three visits to the country, he amassed a collection of wonderful photos.
Photograph by Terry O’Neill—Courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum
Now on view at the Art Gallery of Toronto: David Bowie is
Spanning five decades and featuring more than 300 objects from Bowie’s personal archive, this totally immersive multimedia show celebrates the groundbreaking artist’s collaborations in the fields of fashion, sound, theater, art and film.
For more photography events in October visit The Guide on LightBox.