The Fukushima Exclusion Zone

French photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression travel to Fukushima's exclusion zone to document the lives of former residents who lived there before the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Ayesta and Bression ask residents to return to places from their daily lives before the disaster. The resulting photographs are both sad and powerful. We have seen many images of the damage, but adding former residents to the scenes somehow clarifies and compounds not only the physical devastation but the heavy emotional damage as well.

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