Retracing our Steps

A long term documentary photography project about the > 80,000 displaced people from around Fukushima Daichi Nuclear plant.  The area was hit with a 9.0 earthquake March, 2011 followed by a devastating Tsunami that caused a level 7 nuclear incident ( INES scale - 7 is the top of the scale).

»The 1,000 square kilometers of land comprising the no-go zone around the Fukushima plant represent the most impressive—and most brutal—evidence of the nuclear accident. More than 80,000 people were forced to pack a few belongings and follow orders to evacuate, while others, fearful of radiation, left of their own volition, leaving behind ghost towns nearly devoid of light. Time has stood still.«

– from the text by Christian Caujolle

»This photographic work is our contribution to the narrative of a historic disaster. The accident is far from being over, both at the power station and among the nuclear refugees. And we hope to continue to testify to this sad but multifaceted chapter in the his- tory of the Fukushima region.«

– from the introduction by Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bressi-

A very concise history of the disaster.

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