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Mighty Silence : Images of Destruction: The Great 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami of East Japan and Fukushima

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An acclaimed fashion photographer provides a personal, luminous, and moving account of post-tsunami Japan. This volume is an extraordinary photographic report by the famous Japanese fashion photographer Yasushi Handa, taken a few weeks after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that battered the eastern coastline of Japan in March 2011. It includes the detailed history of the provinces affected by the disaster, an accessible scientific explanation of the reasons why such an event can occur, and a look to the future that talks clearly about how damage can be limited and how nuclear disasters can be prevented. The book also reveals the composure of the Japanese people and their incredible capacity to resurrect themselves. The photographs were exhibited in Tokyo, Kobe, and Okinawa between January and March 2012 and were admired by a great number of visitors.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 222 x 318 x 34mm | 1,739.97g
  • SKIRA
  • Milan, Italy
  • English
  • 100 colour illustrations
  • 8857215571
  • 9788857215570
  • 1,624,551

About Toru Takimoto

Born on December 7, 1955, Yasushi Handa is one of Japan's most accomplished photographers. While still a university student at Nihon University's College of Art, Handa was hired as a photographer by influential fashion magazines of Japan, such as Ryukotsushin and High Fashion. After graduating, he became a freelance photographer. His photographs have been published in Vogue, GQ, and Vanity Fair. He received first prize awards at Cannes, IBA, and London International.show more

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-...these somber landscapes of debris are shown in glaring detail, with each broken chair, loose shoe, and smashed plank conveying displacement and privation. Here is a seafood processing plant that has been mangled into abstraction; a train coach that has been tossed among a cemetery's headstones; as well as ravaged cars, dislodged buildings, and collapsed factories. Although people are conspicuously absent from the photographs, introductory text--provides much needed perspective, with firsthand accounts of the disaster and its aftermath. The photographs and text provide a vital document of a tragedy that left scars across the world.- Publisher's Weekly -These calm, oddly homely scenes are meant to be meditated upon--not just as documentation but as a memento mori.- Wall Street Journalshow more

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"...these somber landscapes of debris are shown in glaring detail, with each broken chair, loose shoe, and smashed plank conveying displacement and privation. Here is a seafood processing plant that has been mangled into abstraction; a train coach that has been tossed among a cemetery's headstones; as well as ravaged cars, dislodged buildings, and collapsed factories. Although people are conspicuously absent from the photographs, introductory text--provides much needed perspective, with firsthand accounts of the disaster and its aftermath. The photographs and text provide a vital document of a tragedy that left scars across the world." ~Publisher's Weekly " These calm, oddly homely scenes are meant to be meditated upon-not just as documentation but as a memento mori." ~ Wall Street Journalshow more

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