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25 Depictions of Natural Disasters

From Hurricane Irene Footage to Volcanic Ash Photography

— September 1, 2011 — Eco
It may just be the incessant media attention devoted to them, but natural disasters across the globe seem to be on the incline. While most shy away from the perils of these events, many artists see them as an opportunity to capture rare footage and commemorate moments in history through their risk-infused works.

Whether it's through video, photography or even fashions made from debris, the artistic possibilities are endless when nature is the canvas. The inspiration for many artists does not just stop at the event itself, but use their art to address the social and lifestyle implications of such events as well as the impact of mass media frenzy.

Implications - While consumers are regularly exposed to mass media coverage of natural disasters, the artistic representation is a drastically different one that is often more realistic as it is not subject to many of the same biases.
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Terrifying Thunderstorm Timelapses
Terrifying Thunderstorm Timelapses
The Jon Simonassi 'Lightning TO' Video is Striking
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Fictionalized Disaster Narratives
Fictionalized Disaster Narratives
The Circus and the Cyclone Romantizes Natural Disaster
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Moving Whirlwind Videos
Moving Whirlwind Videos
This 'Biking in Hurricane Irene' Clip Ventures Through New York
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Hurricane Video Montages – Reporters Blasted by Hurricane Gustav
Hurricane Video Montages – Reporters Blasted by Hurricane Gustav
Reporters Blasted by Hurricane Gustav
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Ash Cloud Photography
Ash Cloud Photography
Hans Strand Captures the Volcanic Eruption in Iceland
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Haunting Hurricane Footage
Haunting Hurricane Footage
The Buffalo Picture House Hurricane Irene Video is Heartstopping
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Natural Disaster Recreations
Natural Disaster Recreations
Jennifer Shaw's Hurricane Story Retells Her Traumatic Experience
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Post-Traumatic Tree Disorders
Post-Traumatic Tree Disorders
Colleen Mullins Captures New Orleans' Green Disasters
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Domestic Disaster Spreads
Domestic Disaster Spreads
Gregory Crewdson Shoots In-Home Floods and Gardens
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Natural Disaster Photography
Natural Disaster Photography
Yann Gross Takes Us into the Intensity of an Avalanche
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Despairing Disaster Photography
Despairing Disaster Photography
Rick Bajornas Documents the Devastating Flood in Awash Valley
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Hurricane Chic
Hurricane Chic
Fashion From Debris
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Photography from on High
Photography from on High
Incredible Aerial Images
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Apocalyptic Prediction Portraits
Apocalyptic Prediction Portraits
BuzzFeed New York Hurricane Irene Photos Lighten a Dark Cloud
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Grayscale Storm Photography
Grayscale Storm Photography
Mitch Dobrowner Captures Natural Disasters Beautifully
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Capturing Abandoned Abodes
Capturing Abandoned Abodes
'Deserted Homes' by Sigal Ben David Takes Us to New Orleans
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Disaster-Inspired Fashion Photography
Disaster-Inspired Fashion Photography
The Work of Phillip Toledano
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8
Natural Phenomena Photography
Natural Phenomena Photography
'Punch Hole Clouds' Make Fascinating Art Subjects
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Hurricane HDR
Hurricane HDR
Hurricane Ike Inspired Photography
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6
Virtual Compassion
Virtual Compassion
Sharing Photos of Hurricane Ike
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Storm Photography from Space
Storm Photography from Space
NASA Hurricane Imagery
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4
Flickr Documentaries
Flickr Documentaries
Hurricane Gustav
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Storm Chasing Bloggers
Storm Chasing Bloggers
10 Killer Storm Photos
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Disaster Inspired Fashion
Disaster Inspired Fashion
Lorick Collection Influenced by Hurricane Ike or Hurricane Hannah?
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Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Street Art
Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Street Art
Banksy Paints New Orleans
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