Until July 24
While many artists have been attracted to the no-go zone around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power planet, no one has been as successful in conveying the human tragedy of the area as photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression.
In the five years since the plant’s meltdown, which was due to the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, the pair has made several trips to document the towns left deserted after the government-enforced evacuation.
By focusing on the details of what was left behind, such as in their advertising-style shots of rotting supermarket food, or by taking evacuees back to the area and shooting portraits of them in abandoned buildings, Ayesta and Bression manage to avoid politicizing their work while conveying a sense of pathos for those whose lives were changed forever by the disaster.
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