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  • Once a paradise
  • Title: Once a paradise
  • Artist: Rioque
  • Description: I lived in an island named American Samoa. I was born and raised there for 17 years and moved to the US. My parents and sister stayed there. One horrible day, we got a call about an earthquake happening on our island. We were able to contact our family and they went going around taking pictures of the damages. My father took numerous pictures and this is just one of them. I hope you understand that this can happen to anyone and show what kind of damage it has done to my home :[
  • Date: 11/08/2009
  • Tags: once paradise americansamoa earthquake
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Comments (4 Comments)
  • Torcimento Destino - 11/26/2009
  • I'm terribly sorry sad

    While I don't think this is really "artistic" and more of a '"snapshot", I think it's incredibly powerful, and some of the most famous photographs are the exact same way. They're not artistic, but they changed the way the world saw things.

  • Rioque - 11/08/2009
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/29/samoa-earthquake-triggers_n_303304.html

    My dad has been credited for these pictures on different news companies.
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