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Altered Land – Perspectives from Tohoku

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Altered Land – Perspectives from Tohoku

558 St. Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
August 9th, 2012 - August 19th, 2012
Opening: August 12th, 2012 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION

These photographs, showing the devastation caused by the tsunami in the area around Minami-Sanriku in Japan one year ago, were taken in March 2012. A series of photographs of local fishermen from the town of Shizugawa is included in the exhibition. After loosing their boats, houses, and members of their families, the men have formed a co-operative, sharing and working together with the few basics left over by the tsunami. The video documents the difficulties communities have, a year after the tsunami, knowing how to assess the risk of radiation exposure.