On the 20th of May, 2020, Bengal witnessed something it had never seen in the last two decades. Super cyclone Amphan, originated in the Bay of Bengal made its landfall near the Sunderbans, between Digha and Hatia. Amphan is claimed to be the strongest tropical cyclone to strike the Ganges Delta since 2007 and the first super cyclone to occur in the Bay of Bengal since 1999. Sources estimate the losses at a whopping $13 billion making it the costliest cyclone after Cyclone Nargis (2008). West Bengal, the epicentre of the landfall of the cyclone, saw the most widespread damage.
Wind speeds of up to 155km/h uprooted around 10000 trees and 4000 electric poles leaving the city without power for over 14 hours. Damages in the rural areas were even more ghastly. Saltwater flooding caused damage to 88000 hectares of rice paddies and 200000 hectares of vegetables. At a time when the World is barely coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, this cyclone has literally broken Bengal’s backbone.
Keeping all of the above in mind, we, the Exposure Family have decided to stand by our people at this hour of emergency in collaboration with various enthusiastic as well as renowned photographers from across the globe. We intend to raise funds through the online selling of our assets (photographs).
We will be much obliged if you help us to raise funds for the same by purchasing the print from us. At the end, the total received amount will be donated to the NGO named Rotary Club of Behala, Kolkata (RI District– 3291, Regd. No. – 16149), after deducting printing and shipping costs only.
Photos For Raising Amphan Funds