From my friend Karim Sahai:  Less than 48 hours ago, the small island nation of Samoa was devastated by an 8.3 Richter-scale earthquake, followed by an extremely powerful tsunami. Samoa suffered heavy loss of life and saw 90% of its housing destroyed. The consequences of this tragic event will be felt for many years.

For having visited this beautiful and humble country and for having been touched by the warmth of its people, assisting Samoa is only natural. I hope you are able to help too.

In the image gallery below, you will find a small selection of photos taken in Samoa three years ago. Large format prints* of these pictures are available at an affordable price. By ordering one or several prints, the full amount of your purchase will be transferred to the New Zealand Red Cross, one of the organisations spearheading the aid effort.

The Samoa gallery is located here.

Please forward this to your friends, post the gallery’s link on your blog if you have one; and also on Facebook or any other social networking site if you use them.

Thank you!

Karim Sahai,
Photographer,
Wellington, New Zealand

*All photographic prints are made on archival-quality photographic paper using Canon’s state-of-the-art large format imagePROGRAF printers and the environmentally-friendly Lucia pigment inks with very high print permanence ratings.

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