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Photos that speak thousands of words by Chuck Baclagon

Photography has always been a powerful tool of communication. It is one of the new media forms that helps change perception and even the structure of society. This is proven by the photo exhibit we put up last Feb 28, 2009 at Malate Church. The exhibit stands with photos of the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster, taken by a reknown Dutch photographer, Robert Knoth, where the main focus was on people whose lives have changed drastically and dramatically because of nuclear power. As the parishioners viewed the photos, they were captured by the depressing condition of the subjects. They really took time reading the captions while parents explained to their children the grim effects of the nuclear disaster shown in the photos.

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