On 11 March 2011, following the worst earthquake in Japan’s history, disaster struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant forcing 160,000 people from their homes when the area was declared an exclusion zone. While nature has regained the upper hand, the people have relocated to emergency shelters. Two photographic perspectives.
Tomás Munita was born in Chile in 1975. He studied photography in Santiago and later worked for various newspapers and the AP Agency. A free-lance photographer since 2006, that same year he won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his pictures from Afghanistan. His work has received the World Press Photo Award three times, most recently in 2013. The Fukushima reportage was taken with a Leica M9 and a Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 Asph.
Dominic Nahr was born in Switzerland in 1983. He grew up in Hong Kong. He began working as a free-lance photographer while studying film in Toronto. He has been a member of the Magnum Agency since 2010 and has won a number of prizes, including the 2009 Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award for his reportage on the civil war in Congo. In Fukushima he photographed with a Leica M9 and Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 and Summilux-M 1:1.4/50 mm Asph lenses.
Please find Tomás Munita’s and Dominic Nahr’s reportage in LFI Magazine 3/2014, available on Friday, 4th April: lfi-online.de
Also available for the iPad: itunes.apple.com/de/app/lfi-leica-fotografie-international/id523601484?mt=8
To learn more about Andrea’s work, visit his website: tomasmunita.com
You will find Dominic’s portfolio here: dominicnahr.com