TOHOKU – Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers - is a world wide traveling exhibition curated by photography critic Kotaro Iizawa and will be exhibited at the Japan Foundation Gallery up until Thursday June 21.
"The chief motivation for organising this show was the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. The events were reported around the world, and the news was filled with place names from the Tohoku region, where the damage was the greatest."
"Although many people were made aware of this incredible disaster, there was little reporting on the historical and cultural background of the region and this exhibition is intended to fill that gap through the work of photographers,” states Iizawa.
The exhibition will consist of the works of ten photographers associated with the Tohoku region who belong to a variety of generations and stylistic tendencies. Together as a collection, they represent the varied faces of Tohoku.
TOHOKU – Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers - is free, so there's no excuse not to head down and check out this fantastic exhibition.