Foundry Photojournalism Workshop instructor James Whitlow Delano presents his work on the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami as part of a panel of Asia-based photographers at Foundry 2012 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Through high-contrast black and white film, Delano conjures a terrific, silent beauty in the aftermath of the compounding crises. Delano also brings a special perspective to the devastation, as he has resided in Japan for two decades. In 2012, he won the PX3 Award for Black Tsunami, an iPad book featuring these photographs among many others. He is currently raising funds with KickStarter to have the photographs printed in a book of the same name.

See more of James' photos at: jameswhitlowdelano.com/
Learn more about the Black Tsunami book: kickstarter.com/projects/2066133663/black-tsunami-japan-2011

James Whitlow Delano has lived in Asia for 20 years. His work has been awarded internationally: the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and Life Magazine), Leica’s Oskar Barnack, Picture of the Year International, PDN and others. Delano’s series on Kabul’s drug detox and psychiatric hospital was awarded 1st place in the 2008 NPPA Best of Photojournalism competition for Best Picture Story. His first monograph book, “Empire: Impressions from China” and work from “Japan Mangaland” have shown at several Leica Galleries in Europe. “Empire” was the first ever one-person show of photography at La Triennale di Milano Museum of Art. “The Mercy Project / Inochi” his charity photo book for hospice received the PX3 Gold Award and the Award of Excellence from Communication Arts. His work has appeared in magazines and photo festivals on five continents from Visa Pour L’Image, Rencontres D’Arles; to Noorderlicht.

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