The natural disaster in Japan in March of 2011 that shook the earth, stirred the ocean and shocked the hearts of Fukushima residents, miraculously brought several artists together to visually explore their emotions. ROSEGALLERY artist Rinko Kawauchi as well as Lieko Shiga are among others to photograph the landscape and exhibit in The Japan Society exhibition In The Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11. Read the article from VICE's The Creator's Project blog.
In the Wake is divided into three sections: documentary, experimental, and narrative. Tomoko Yoneda's serene photos offer a unique perspective of the people, plants, and animals directly after the events of 3/11. Experimental photographer Nobuyushi Araki was in Tokyo during the tsunami, also physically insulated from its effects. Kamiya says he "took the negatives of photographs that he had taken around and on 3/11/11 and physically slashed them. They relate to his own struggle with cancer, and the loss of his sight in one eye." Lieko Shiga lived in a village in the Tōhoku region, documenting its history, since 2008. She captures images that unpack the village's most important human events, contributing those of 3/11 to the exhibition.
View the exhibition at The Japan Society until 12 June, 2016.