In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11at Japan Society, March 11 – June 12, 2016

“The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011 and triggered an on-going nuclear crisis has been met with an overwhelming reaction in the arts, marking a profound shift in the contemporary Japanese cultural landscape. Opening five years to the day since 3/11, Japan Society’s presentation of In the Wake reveals a stunning range of photographic responses to the disaster and the artistic paths that lie ahead as Japan continues to rebuild.” — Japan Society

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Arai Takashi (b. 1978). A Multiple Monument for the Atomic Bomb Dome, Study, Hiroshima from the series Exposed in a Hundred Suns, 2014. Daguerreotype Image: 40 x 20 cm (15 ¾ x 7 7/8 in); Framed: 19 3/8 x 11 ½ x 1 7/8 in. ©Takashi Arai / Courtesy Photo Gallery International. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Arai Takashi - April 26, 2011, Onahama

Arai Takashi (b. 1978). April 26, 2011, Onahama, Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture from the series Mirrors in Our Nights, 2011. Daguerreotype ©Takashi Arai / Courtesy of PGl. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Araki Nobuyoshi - Untitled (SC302611)

Araki Nobuyoshi (b. 1940). Untitled from the series Shakyõ rõjin nikki (Diary of a Photo Mad Old Man), 2011. Photograph, gelatin silver print. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Sophie M. Friedman Fund, 2015.2945 ©Nobuyoshi Araki / Courtesy Taka Ishii Gallery. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Araki Nobuyoshi - Untitled (SC332534)

Araki Nobuyoshi (b. 1940). Untitled from the series Shakyõ rõjin nikki (Diary of a Photo Mad Old Man), 2011. Photograph, gelatin silver print. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Sophie M. Friedman Fund, 2015.2945 ©Nobuyoshi Araki / Courtesy Taka Ishii Gallery. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Hatakeyama Naoya - 2011.5.2 Takata-cho

Hatakeyama Naoya (b. 1958). 2011.5.2 Takata-chõ from the series Rikuzentakata, 2011. Photograph, chromogenic print. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Sophie M. Friedman Fund, 2015.2934 ©Naoya Hatakeyama. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Hatakeyama Naoya - 2013.3.31 Takata Matsubara

Hatakeyama Naoya (b. 1958). 2013.3.31 Takata Matsubara from the series Rikuzentakata, 2013. Photograph, chromogenic print ©Naoya Hatakeyama, Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Hatakeyama Naoya - 2013.10.20 Kesen-cho

Hatakeyama Naoya (b. 1958). 2013.10.20 Kesen-chõ from the series Rikuzentakata, 2013. Photograph, chromogenic print. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Sophie M. Friedman Fund, 2015.2937 ©Naoya Hatakeyama / Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Homma Takashi - Untitled

Homma Takashi (b. 1962). Untitled from the series Mushrooms from the Forest, 2011. Photograph, pigment-based inkjet print. Takashi Homma, Courtesy of Taru Nasu ©Takashi Homma. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Kawada Kikuji - Lost Child 2

Kawada Kikuji (b. 1933). Lost Child 2 from the series 2011 Phenomena: Lost Child, 2011. Photograph, pigment-based inkjet print ©Kikuji Kawada / Courtesy of PGI. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Kawada Kikuji - Tokyo, after Typhoon

Kawada Kikuji (b. 1933). Tokyo, after Typhoon from the series 2011 Phenomena: Chaos, 2011. Photograph, pigment-based inkjet print ©Kikuji Kawada / Courtesy of PGl. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Kitajima Keizo - April 25, 2011, Yamada

Kitajima Keizõ (b. 1954). April 25, 2011, Yamada, Iwate Prefecture from the ongoing series Untitled Records, 2014. Photograph, pigment-based inkjet print ©Keizo Kitajima / Little Big Man Gallery. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Miyoshi Kozo - 2011.04.02, Minamisanriku, Motoyoshi

Miyoshi Kõzõ (b. 1947). 2011:04:02, Minamisanriku, Motoyoshi, Miyagi Prefecture No. 4 from the series Northeast Earthquake Disaster Tsunami 2011 Portfolio, 2011. Photograph, gelatin silver print. Amherst College Archives and Special Collections ©Kozo Miyoshi / Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Ota Yasusuke - Deserted Town

Ōta Yasusuke (b. 1958). Deserted Town from the series The Abandoned Animals of Fukushima, 2011. Photograph, pigment-based inkjet print ©Yasusuke Ota / Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Rinko Kawauchi - Still from Light and Shadow

Kawauchi Rinko (b. 1972). Still from Light and Shadow, 2011. Digital slideshow. Courtesy of the artist, ©Rinko Kawauchi. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Seto Masato - Untitled

Seto Masato (b. 1953). Untitled from the series Cesium, 2012. Photograph, pigment based inkjet print. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Sophie M. Friedman Fund ©Masato Seto / Photograph ©Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Shiga Lieko - Rasen Kaigan (Spiral Shore) 35

Shiga Lieko (b. 1980). Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore) 35 from the series Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore), 2009. Photograph, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist ©Lieko Shiga. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Shiga Lieko - Rasen Kaigan (Spiral Shore) 45

Shiga Lieko (b. 1980). Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore) 45 from the series Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore), 2012. Photograph, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist ©Lieko Shiga. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Shiga Lieko - Rasen Kaigan (Spiral Shore) 46

Shiga Lieko (b. 1980). Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore) 46 from the series Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore), 2011. Photograph, chromogenic print. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Museum purchase with funds donated by Jerry Fielder and Daniel Campbell, 2015.2950 ©Lieko Shiga. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Shiga Lieko (b. 1980). Still Unconscious from the series Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore), 2010. Photograph, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist ©Lieko Shiga. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Shiga Lieko - I've Grown Horns

Shiga Lieko (b. 1980). I’ve Grown Horns from the series Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore), 2012. Photograph, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist ©Lieko Shiga. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Tatsuki Masaru - Shikaodori (Deer Dance)

Tatsuki Masaru (b. 1974). Shikaodori (Deer Dance) in Natsuya Area, Kawai Village, October 2009, Miyako, Iwate Prefecture from the series Tõhoku, 2009. Photograph, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist and GALLERY SIDE 2. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Tomoko Yoneda - Chrysanthemums

Yoneda Tomoko (b. 1965). Chrysanthemums from the series Cumulus, 2011. Photograph, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist and ShugoArts ©Tomoko Yoneda. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Yokota Daisuke - Untitled (Tree)

Yokota Daisuke (b. 1983). Untitled from the series Site/Cloud, 2012. Photograph, pigment-based inkjet print ©Daisuke Yokota. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Yokota Daisuke - Untitled (Man)

Yokota Daisuke (b. 1983). Untitled from the series Site/Cloud, 2012. Photograph, pigment-based inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist and G/P Gallery ©Daisuke Yokota. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Yokota Daisuke - Untitled (Woman)

Yokota Daisuke (b. 1983). Untitled from the series Site/Cloud, 2012. Photograph, pigment based inkjet print. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Sophie M. Friedman Fund © Daisuke Yokota. Courtesy of G/P Gallery. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Images courtesy Japan Society