Presented by the Japan Foundation in Collaboration with SECCA, WFU Museum of Anthropology and the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta, GA.
*Photo above: Hiroshi Oshima, Ohamaza-cho, La Ville de la chance, 1979
February 1 to March 31
This exhibition of photographs of Tohoku, a region of Japan ravaged by earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant failure in March of 2011, does not attempt to document the damage or recovery of this region. Instead, this exhibition uses photography to show the natural and cultural environment of Tohoku, its people and their way of life, as well as the renewed interest in their spiritual traditions.
The exhibition, curated by Kotaro Iizawa, is composed of the work of nine generationally diverse individual photographers and one photographers' group, who have worked and lived in Tohoku. Historic photographs taken in the mid-20c are juxtaposed with images by contemporary photographers.In the past six years, the Japan Foundation has toured this exhibit to over a 50 venues in 30 countries. This exhibition introduces many fascinating aspects of Tohoku to the people of the world, who have watched its rebuilding since the trifold disasters of 2011.