My name is Gillian Needham.On the 22/2/2011  I was at home on the hills of Cashmere, Christchurch , when the earthquake occurred. Fearing for my safety I ran outside. Seven mintues later I looked towards the city to see the C.B.D. area enveloped in a cloud of dust. My camera, a Olympus digital was sitting on our kitchen bench.  I reached inside and grabbed at it and took one photo. I did not realise the significance at the time, of what turned out to be a one-in-a-lifetime, iconic image.

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Gillian Needham