Mark Lincoln's Earthquake Photographs

Photographs of the earthquake damage around Christchurch, taken by Mark Lincoln. The photographer comments "Unfortunately not all of the photographs are particularly professional! Most of the time I was using a ... point and shoot which I actually ended up filling with silt - another casualty of the quake! I was also using a smaller photo size for a lot of the early photos as I had no power at home so couldn't transfer the photos off the SD card."

Last updated
8:44pm 28th October 2017
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Mark Lincoln Photograph 025
Mark Lincoln Photograph 025
People walk along Tuam Street carrying bags and boxes. Brick dust covers the street where fallen bricks have been cleared, and on the left emergency tapes cordons off Manchester Street. The photographer comments, "This was taken shortly after the 4th September earthquake. Police allowed us free access past the cordon and simply advised us to watch out for falling masonry. The access situation was much different after the February aftershock".
Mark Lincoln Photograph 026
Mark Lincoln Photograph 026
Two men carry backpacks and shopping bags along Tuam Street, stepping over emergency tape that lies across the road. Brick dust covers the street where fallen bricks have been cleared. The photographer comments, "Two members of our office carrying gear through the cordon. This was taken shortly after the 4th September earthquake. Police allowed us free access past the cordon and simply advised us to watch out for falling masonry. The access situation was much different after the February aftershock".
Mark Lincoln Photograph 027
Mark Lincoln Photograph 027
A damaged building on Tuam Street. A large crack runs down the side of the building where the facade has separated. Cordon fencing and a shipping container protect the road from falling rubble.
Mark Lincoln Photograph 028
Mark Lincoln Photograph 028
Detail of a building on Tuam Street. A large crack runs down the side of the building where the facade has separated.
Mark Lincoln Photograph 029
Mark Lincoln Photograph 029
Detail of a building on Tuam Street. A large crack runs down the side of the building where the facade has separated.
Mark Lincoln Photograph 030
Mark Lincoln Photograph 030
A view down Manchester Street, looking north. On the left damaged buildings have been cordoned off, and road cones and barriers cordon off the street in the distance.
Mark Lincoln Photograph 031
Mark Lincoln Photograph 031
Damage to a wharf in Lyttelton. The piles of the wharf are on a lean, as is the signal light.
Mark Lincoln Photograph 032
Mark Lincoln Photograph 032
Dust rises from fallen buildings on Tuam Street shortly after the 22 February earthquake. The photographer comments, "Just after the aftershock settled on Tuesday afternoon, myself and colleagues fled our Tuam Street office to absolute devastation outside. We couldn't see more than a block in either direction due to the clouds of dust that had arisen from buildings that had just collapsed. Above is looking along Tuam Street to the corner of Manchester Street where a number of buildings have just collapsed. This is 1pm and the sky was previously reasonably clear - this is all dust. From here, we picked up our vehicles from the CCC car park and headed out to get out of the chaos to a position where we could check on loved ones".
Mark Lincoln Photograph 033
Mark Lincoln Photograph 033
Damaged buildings on Manchester Street. The facades have fallen, crushing the awnings below. The photographer comments, "Just after the aftershock settled on Tuesday afternoon, myself and colleagues fled our Tuam Street office to absolute devastation outside. We couldn't see more than a block in either direction due to the clouds of dust that had arisen from buildings that had just collapsed ... From here, we picked up our vehicles from the CCC car park and headed out to get out of the chaos to a position where we could check on loved ones. Heading first along Manchester Street, buildings that were already heavily damaged were now completely written off".
Mark Lincoln Photograph 034
Mark Lincoln Photograph 034
People walk and drive along Manchester Street shortly after the 22 February earthquake. Bricks from collapsed buildings litter the road. The photographer comments, "Just after the aftershock settled on Tuesday afternoon, myself and colleagues fled our Tuam Street office to absolute devastation outside. We couldn't see more than a block in either direction due to the clouds of dust that had arisen from buildings that had just collapsed ... From here, we picked up our vehicles from the CCC car park and headed out to get out of the chaos to a position where we could check on loved ones. Heading first along Manchester Street, buildings that were already heavily damaged were now completely written off".
Mark Lincoln Photograph 035
Mark Lincoln Photograph 035
People gather at the corner of Colombo and St Asaph Streets shortly after the 22 February earthquake. A building has collapsed, and bricks and rubble litter the street. The photographer comments, "Just after the aftershock settled on Tuesday afternoon, myself and colleagues fled our Tuam Street office to absolute devastation outside. We couldn't see more than a block in either direction due to the clouds of dust that had arisen from buildings that had just collapsed ... From here, we picked up our vehicles from the CCC car park and headed out to get out of the chaos to a position where we could check on loved ones. Heading first along Manchester Street, buildings that were already heavily damaged were now completely written off. We couldn't get much further down Manchester Street so eventually made it to Colombo Street".
Mark Lincoln Photograph 036
Mark Lincoln Photograph 036
People walk down Colombo Street past collapsed buildings shortly after the 22 February earthquake. The photographer comments, "Just after the aftershock settled on Tuesday afternoon, myself and colleagues fled our Tuam Street office to absolute devastation outside. We couldn't see more than a block in either direction due to the clouds of dust that had arisen from buildings that had just collapsed ... From here, we picked up our vehicles from the CCC car park and headed out to get out of the chaos to a position where we could check on loved ones. Heading first along Manchester Street, buildings that were already heavily damaged were now completely written off. We couldn't get much further down Manchester Street so eventually made it to Colombo Street".