Shuji Akagi published his first photo book, “Fukushima Traces, 2011-2013,” in 2015. A high school art teacher in Fukushima, he documented the aftermath in the city after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake with a series of photos that recorded the state of the area’s irradiated soil and its decontamination process. To help spread awareness of the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the area, he also took part in talks across Japan and worked with the performance art unit Grand Guignol Mirai.
In a continuation of Akagi’s project, and to mark the seven-year anniversary of the disaster, the photographs in this exhibition focus on photos taken in 2017 through car windows during drives through Fukushima and on images of the city by night.
Photographers’ Gallery; Sanfutami Bldg. 401, 2-16-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Shinjuku-Sanchome Stn. 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. 03-5368-2631; www.pg-web.net
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