Pausing to Acknowledge the Flood Victims in Australia
Photo: EPA/Greg Wilbraham
By Adrian Zupp
We’re breaking from our usual blog subjects today to send our very best wishes to the many people affected by the ongoing flooding in Australia.
The floods started over two weeks ago and cover an area roughly the size of France and Germany combined in the State of Queensland alone. Damage estimates for the state are in the region of $5 billion.
Government officials are presently asking the two million residents of the Queensland capital of Brisbane to evacuate.
It was Tourism Queensland who gave Peter his first major photography assignment. This job saw him photograph the state extensively.
Peter also opened his first gallery in Cairns, a city of Queensland.
“It’s such a beautiful state and home to some of the nicest people you’d ever meet,” said the Master Photographer. “My heart really goes out to them all but I know that the Aussie spirit will win out and everyone will pull together and get through this.”
The flooding has now spread to the state of New South Wales.
The estimated death toll to date stands at 20, with dozens more missing.
Donations can be made via the Queensland government’s website at http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html.