Gold 2015 / Fine Art / Still Life

Individual

  • Prizes
    Gold in Fine Art/Still Life
  • Photographer
    Motonori Shimizu

Number of Death: 15,891. Number of Missing: 2,584 (as of March 10, 2015). 4 years have passed since The Great East Japan Earthquake. It is recorded as a great disaster but it will not be long before it becomes history. However, sadness and suffering have been engraved on the minds of the victims. Actually, there are 15,891 stories like ‘My son was killed by the collapsed house.’ There are 2,584 stories like ‘My wife has been missing since the Tsunami.’ The chances of hearing such stories from the victims have become rare by now. One day, I had an opportunity to see things left behind. When I saw them, I could not help imaging a variety of stories from them. So I decided to capture those things. And these works are the records of these ‘stories’. Special thanks to: HAZAMA ANDO CORPORATION / Namie, Fukushima Kesennuma Recondact Association / Kesennuma, Miyagi Minamisanriku Volunteer Center / Minamisanriku, Miyagi