On Saturday, 27 July current year, two strong earthquakes hours apart struck Batanes, an archipelagic province in the northern Philippines. About 60 people were injured, eight were killed, and there was huge material damage. Medical and rescue teams and the military are working on helping people, but Philippine photographers are giving their contribution as well. They have teamed up to sell prints in order to raise funds and help the victims of the earthquake.
Earlier this week we reported on the closing of Sony factories in Southern Japan due to a series of tragic earthquakes and aftershocks that left at least 41 people dead and many buildings damaged.
Although Sony was the first company to release a statement on the closing of its factories, it appears Sony might not be the only camera company affected.
Last week, two earthquakes struck southwestern Japan, leaving at least 41 people dead and substantial damage to the region, which is known for its manufacturing facilities.
Sony was affected by the quakes, forcing operations at two of its factories to shut down for a period of time, while Fujifilm has offered to help in what can only be described as a heartfelt gesture.[Read More…]