Gallery—"a person, not a place," he points out on his own website—began his multi-project documentary series Remnants: After the Storm in the island nation of Sri Lanka. His 4x5-inch photographs reflected not only the tsunami's devastation but also the land's remaining grace and the resiliency of its survivors. "I felt I should show a fresh view of the tragedy and inspire people to do something about it," he says. Still, he wanted to make a more concrete contribution. "I tried to find a way to use the photographs to raise money, like selling prints," he says, "but it was difficult."