Angela covered the aftermath of the tsunami in January and February 2005. She and fellow photog Lila Lee are having a benefit exhibit of their work from the project that runs through May 29th in New York City.
I Am Alive: Photographs from the Tsunami is a study of those who survived the tsunami itself but are now struggling to rebuild their lives and their livelihoods. In December 2004, a tsunami, caused by an underwater earthquake, killed nearly 250,000 people in 11 countries and destroyed lives and property of some of the poorest people in the world. Ms. Jimenez and Ms. Lee undertook extended periods in hard hit communities to understand and capture the overwhelming task of rebuilding and the resilience of these survivors.
The work will be exhibited at the Bolivar Arellano Galleryat 420 East 9th Street, between 1st Avenue and Avenue A, New York City, 10009, telephone 212-420-1263. The gallery is accessible via the N/R to 8th Street, 6 to Astor Place or F to 2nd Avenue. Visitors can view the exhibit from May 6th through May 29th 2005, Wednesdays through Sundays between 2pm and 8pm.
All proceeds from the benefit opening party and a portion of print sales will be donated to the South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societiesand Aid 4 Aceh. SIFFS, an Indian-based fishing industry support group, is running engine and boat repairs in Tamil Nadu to help fishermen and their families regain their livelihood. Aid 4 Aceh is an Australian-based non-profit which is collecting medical supplies donated by pharmaceutical companies and distributing them to non-profits and hospitals in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.