"In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11"

"In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11"

"Deserted Town" from the series "The Abandoned Animals of Fukushima," O?ta Yasusuke (Japanese), 2011, Photograph, pigment?based inkjet print, ©Yasusuke Ota, Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

View amazing photography that resulted from the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 -- what they refer to as "3/11." The exhibit includes photographs from the initial earthquake and subsequent tsunami, as well as later images from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.

[Organizer's description:]

The Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, and an enormous wave of water swept through towns in the T?hoku (Northeast) region, destroying virtually everything in its path and irrevocably damaging the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This triple disaster was of such epic proportions that it became a defining moment for Japan. A number of photographers felt compelled to record not only the events’ physical effects on the land, but also to interpret the overarching significance of the tragedy through art. This exhibition is the first in the U.S. or Japan to explore the photographic response to these events. Divided into two sections—the first focused on the earthquake and tsunami and the second on the Fukushima disaster—the exhibition includes the work of 17 photographers, some of whom are among Japan’s most celebrated artists (such as Naoya Hatakeyama and Nobuyoshi Araki) and others who are emerging talents. Taken as a whole, their work explores the way art provides a powerful language for reflecting on tragic events and contributing to human recovery.

The exhibition at Asia Society Texas Center marks the fifth anniversary of these cataclysmic events, and the ongoing journey of Japanese artists in response to them.

"In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11" is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Admission to this exhibition is free for Asia Society Members and children ages 12 and under, $5 for Nonmembers
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