Friday, April 01, 2016

Retrace our steps - Fukushima

Five years ago 80,000 nuclear refugees were forced to evacuate areas near the Fukushima Daichi plant. Their homes are now unrecognizable with physical damage, years of absence and the arrival of rodents having taken a terrible toll. Photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression asked former residents from the Fukushima region to join them inside the no-go zone. Facing the camera, they were asked to act as normally as possible – as if nothing had happened. The idea behind these almost surreal photographs was to combine the banal and the unusual.

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