Presented by
www.DPIinternationale.com Photographers' Guild

Tsunami Relief project

DPI, in collaboration with Lulu.com offers the purchase of their work benefiting the tsunami victims.


13 Photographers
133 Photos
110 Pages
for just $34.95, 
where $25 goes directly to the victims of the Tsunami

Download a Preview of All Chapters in PDF Format (1.4mb)

Dedication - Back Cover

$34.95 ea. ($25.00 donated)

We invite you to enjoy this timeless collection of images with a sprinkling of poignant quotes and snippets from these trying times. This is a way for us to contribute to those that so desperately need help.

Your Copy of the book will serve as a reminder of this tragedy and your unselfish contribution to help others.

Information on the 
book release at Lulu.com

Read how the project came about.

(1 month after the Tsunami)

Dedication - Back Cover

All profit goes directly to the Tsunami victims, through these organizations:


Thank You To Photographers
Thursday 17 March 2005 @ 4:39 pm
Filed under:

Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne would like to thank the photographers of DPI Internationale for joining together to create a book of photography, the sales of which go towards Tsunami aid. He said, “We would very much like to see the photo book project a success. In the same vain that you complimented us, I must say that those of us who work on the ground deeply value this type of unique and qualitatively different ways of raising support for our efforts. Such efforts add the human spirit to the cause, not just the absolute money figure that ultimately gets collected. This is very much a fundamental tenet of our Movement.”



Greg Anzalone  Guy Biechele Noel Carboni Art Cole: James Geddes Laryl Hancock Hollingshead
James Johnson Thomas Kirchen Trine Sirnes Steve Vit Ilona Wellmann Brian Zimmerman DPI 

There are over 133 photos contained in this book. Most are full pages. These are some of the collage pages that will appear in 
the publication.  Read how the project came about. Read the Back Cover and Dedication.

Anzalone Anzalone Biechele
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Carboni Cole Geddes
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Hancock Hollingshead Johnson
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Kirchen Kirchen Sirnes
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Sirnes Wellman Wellmann
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Vit Zimmerman Zimmerman
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The Dedication - Back Cover
Revised 4-5-05

The old Back Cover Minus the Save the Children Text

This book is dedicated to the thousands who lost their lives and the millions who will be faced with rebuilding their families, cities and cultures.

 Special Thanks:

 Special thanks to co-author James Geddes who conceived this project, co-author Trine Sirnes for her diligence and layout, Tanya Stockton for her continuous support and compassion, Joe Komenda for his relentless effort and commitment to detail, Leah Riley for her wonderful cover design, Brian Zimmerman who kept a vigilance on the quality of the project and Bob Young for recognizing the importance of the project and the scope of its benefits.

A heartfelt "thank you" to the 13 contributing artists for donating their art, their time and demonstrating their deep compassion for humanity and the animals of this tragedy.


 Sarvodaya which is the leading voluntary, non-governmental development organization in Sri Lanka has been in the forefront of providing humanitarian assistance in the Tsunami affected areas in the country. Presently, it is actively involved in the distribution of food items and clothing to the survivors, organizing medical care for the needy and the management of several welfare camps set up for those who have lost their dwellings. Apart from continuing these activities, it now wishes to implement several medium to long term program for the rehabilitation of the affected population as well as the restoration of economic activity in the area. This paper outlines the Sarvodaya plan of action for a national program of Re-awakening.

 Humane Society International:

As controversy surrounds the Sri Lankan government's announcement to poison abandoned dogs, the HSI Sir Lanka Disaster Relief Team works tirelessly to help hold off the killings. The government is concerned with the possible spread of rabies and the threat to humans as abandoned dogs get increasingly more aggressive and fight for the limited food.

In the wake of the tsunami, thousands of dogs have been abandoned, resulting in massive breeding and disease outbreaks. Many of the dogs reside in refugee camps, where they fight for food scraps. Others live among the rubble scrounging for food.

The government does not want to kill the dogs but fear a rabies epidemic in the refugee camps. They are pleased to now be working with the HSI Disaster Relief Team who is running a sterilization and vaccination program. Mass vaccinations are underway and an estimated 1,300 dogs have already immunized.

Sherry Grant, HSI

"Reprinted by permission of The Humane Society of the United States."


Visual Artists for Aid
(how it all started)

Wednesday 19 of January, 2005

As an artist deeply touched by the recent tragedy that has caused such long lasting upheaval in countless lives, I was searching for a way to make a difference. I offered tsunami relief links on my website, but felt I needed to contribute more. Not having the funds to "just write a check", I felt compelled to somehow offer my art in an effort to provide aid.

I logged on to Lulu to see if this might be possible and what appearance it might take. During a chat session with Lulu Live Chat, I met a wonderful Lulu representative, Tanya Stockton. We talked about my current Lulu calendar project and she looked over my web site. She was very touched that I had included an easy way to reach the organizations that are offering aid to the victims of the tsunami disaster. I explained that I really want to do more toward the effort and that I have a dream of offering my art to somehow help in these efforts. It didn't take us long to find our way to the possibility of a collaboration between Lulu and myself with this goal in mind.

At that time, I introduced, to Tanya, an elite guild of worldwide photographers that I had organized in 2001. The guild, DPI Internationale, was formed for the sole purpose of enlightening the public to digital photography being a viable art medium. Our DPI group has also been exploring the possibilities of continuing our quest to demonstrate to quality of images that can be produced using various digital cameras. Tanya became very excited as she looked over the locations of the DPI members. Our project was becoming an international effort in collaboration with Lulu. In the week that followed, many of the DPI artists expressed a desire to contribute to the project that has taken shape in a wonderful pictorial anthology of uplifting images.

We invite you to enjoy this timeless collection of images with a sprinkling of poignant quotes and snippets from these trying times. This is a way for us to contribute to those that so desperately need help. This is a way for Lulu to extend a long-term contribution to the children of this devastating event. And this is a way for you to support the relief efforts of  Sarvodaya in Sri Lanka and the Humane Society International.

Your Copy of the book will serve as a reminder of this tragedy and your unselfish contribution to help others.

The featured artists are:

Greg Anzalone, Buffalo, New York
Guy Biechele, Athol, Massachusetts
Noel Carboni, Florida
Art Cole, Northern Virginia
James Geddes, Seattle, Washington
Laryl Hancock, Yuma, Arizona
Mike Hollingshead, Nebraska
James Johnston, Ohio
Thomas Kirchen, Oregon
Trine Sirnes, Fredrikstad, Norway
Steve Vit, Australia
Ilona Wellmann, Gummersbach, Germany
Brian Zimmerman, Chester, Viriginia

The book's creation is a collaboration of all members. James Geddes and Trine Sirnes spearheaded the project with coordinating efforts by the Lulu staff.

Lulu is a print on demand publisher for artists, photographers, writers and musicians. You can visit them at this site: http://www.lulu.com



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