We extend our gratitude and thanks both to the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai`i, and to Marco Garcia, the Hawai`i photographer who traveled to Aceh Province in northwestern Sumatra, Indonesia, in the days and months following the December 26, 2004, tsunami. Marco’s photographs capture not only the disaster, recovery, and relief efforts, but also the resilience and positive spirit of the survivors and those who came to their aid. EAA is also grateful to Betty Buck, formerly with the East-West Center, who told us about this effort and the 2005 exhibition. Many thanks, as well, to the East-West Center staff, particularly Linda Kay Quintana and Carol Wong, who helped us obtain the photographs. We also sincerely thank Marco Garcia for permitting us to reproduce his photographs here. The Hope for Renewal catalogue is available for purchase from the East-West Center at http://www.eastwestcenter.org/publications.
Hope for Renewal: Photographs from Indonesia after the Tsunami