Lieko Shiga. Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore), 46, 2011, from the series Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore), 2011.
Photograph, digital print.
“The Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, and an enormous wave of water swept through towns in the Tōhoku (Northeast) region, destroying virtually everything in its path and irrevocably damaging the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This triple disaster was of such epic proportions that it became a defining moment for Japan. A number of photographers felt compelled to record not only the events’ physical effects on the land, but also to interpret the overarching significance of the tragedy through art. …”
Part of current exhibition titled In The Wake at MFA, Boston.