Silver Winner

Fukushima(then)Now

Photographer

Benjamin Kis Photography

Category

Fine Art Photography - Cityscape

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
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Photographer / Company

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Category

Nature Photography - Wildlife

Country / Region

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Professional
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Photographer / Company

Henri Prestes

Category

Fine Art Photography - Fine Art / Other

Country / Region

Portugal

Professional
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Photographer / Company

Jesper Grønnemark

Category

People Photography - Sports

Country / Region

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Professional
2021
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Photographer / Company

Craig Bill

Category

Special Category - Long Exposure Photography

Country / Region

United States