Entry Title: " In the Eye of Burma's Cyclone "
James Whitlow Delano
, Japan

Entry Description:

1.Monk stands on the second floor of Gwaja Monastery left in ruins by Cyclone Nargis in Pyapon, Irrawaddy Delta, Burma (Myanmar). 2.Body of young boy floats with debris of coconuts and banana tree trunks in and out with the tide after Cyclone Nargis struck the village of Nawpyando, Irrawaddy River Delta, Burma (Myanmar). 3. Women cooks in her kitchen completely exposed by the slicing winds of Cyclone Nargis, Irrawaddy River Delta, Kyaiklat, Burma (Myanmar). 4.Cyclone Nargis bears down full force snapping trees and debris flying in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar). 5. Sunken ship and floating debris in an exceedingly high tide that hints at the height of the storm surge one day after Cyclone Nargis struck Yangon, seen across the river from Dalah, Burma (Myanmar).

About the Artist:

James Whitlow Delano has lived in and documented Asia for a decade and a half. His work has been awarded internationally from the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and Life Magazine), Leica Oskar Barnack, Picture of the Year International, Photo District News and others. Delano's series on Kabul's drug detox and psychiatric hospital was awarded 1st place in the 2008 NPPA Best of Photojournalism competition for Best Picture Story (large markets). His first monograph book, Empire: Impressions from China (Five Continents Editions) and work from Japan Mangaland have been shown at several Leica Galleries in Europe and Empire was the first ever one-person show of photography at La Triennale di Milano Museum of Art in Italy. His second monograph book, I Viaggi di Tiziano Terzani (Vallardi / Longanesi) was released in spring 2008. His work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Books, GEO, Newsweek, Mother Jones, Time Asia, Internazionale, Le Monde 2, Vanity Fair Italia, and others.