Ross Becker photos

About the photos

The photos predominantly used on the CERA website were taken by New Zealand documentary photographer Ross Becker as part of a documentary project to capture in photographs, both the impact of the earthquakes of 4 September 2010 and 22 February 2011, and the restoration activities.

The original photos can be viewed online at

This project aims to help the people of Christchurch and Canterbury and other New Zealanders make sense of what happened and provide a disciplined record of the progress of recovery.

It has received significant funding from the National Library of New Zealand and the published photographs will be permanently available in the National Digital Heritage Archive (NDHA).

You can follow this project at:


The photos are licensed under Creative Commons. The photos may be freely downloaded and used provided:

  1. They are not used for commercial purposes
  2. They are accredited for each use to Ross Becker, photographer.
  3. They are not modified.

If you wish to use the photos outside these conditions please contact Ross Becker: