Fukushima Research Gallery
For the past three years I have been visiting towns recovering from the 2011 Great Eastern Japan earthquake, tsunami and radiation disaster, and in regular contact with friends there. As the radioactive evacuation order has slowly been reduced in size, communities have started to rebuild their lives around its edges: traumatised, changed, but also with courage and extraordinary resilience. The people I have met there have inspired and - importantly - encouraged Tsunami Girl.
On the tsunami damaged road between Odaka and Fukushima Daiichi
Ukedo Port area, towards the abandoned Ukedo Elementary School
Odaka Port, 12.3.11
Aerial view of Odaka, Minamisoma.
Barriered Roads 2018
Abandoned Lawson store, Okuma 2018
Otoma, spring 2019
Hirohata Yuko showing us where she ran to escape the tsunami
Fukushima Daiichi, March 2018
Checkpoint to the full Evacuation Zone 2018.
Jounrey through Full Evacuation Zone 2018
Abandoned hearse, Futaba. 2018.
Odaka Pop Up Platform Home
Okuma Town, Full Zone 2018
Abandoned Retirement Home, 2018
The Futaba Inn 2019
Community Tree Planting 2019
Odaka. Spring 2019.