Silver Winner

Fukushima(then)Now

Photographer

Benjamin Kis Photography

Category

Editorial Photography - Documentary

Company

Benjamin Kis Photography

Submission Group

Professional

Year

2021

Country / Region

Germany

Fukushima, March 11, 2011. On that day, Japan was struck by a severe disaster.

A huge tsunami led to destruction, people fleeing, entire stretches of land wiped out and, not least, the destroyed Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant.

In 2015, my journey took me through almost all contaminated areas, to ghost towns, impassable roads, abandoned vehicles or even almost completely restored cities.



In 2019 I returned.

My goal was to visit the locations of the last trip to have a direct comparison. Not only my old paths occupied me on the trip. The ongoing clean-up work made it possible for me to develop previously inaccessible areas. I also managed to get access to the “red zones” where time actually seems to stand still.

Professional
2021
Alien Worlds - Photography Winner

Photographer / Company

Kittiya Pawlowski

Category

Fine Art Photography - Fine Art / Other

Country / Region

United States

Professional
2021
Balagan - Photography Winner

Photographer / Company

Glenn Goldman

Category

Architecture Photography - Building

Country / Region

United States

Professional
2021
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Photographer / Company

Glenn Goldman

Category

Architecture Photography - Abstract

Country / Region

United States

Professional
2021
Lake Colors - Photography Winner

Photographer / Company

Ted Glasoe, Artist

Category

Nature Photography - Seascape

Country / Region

United States