KAZUMA OBARA

Photo Exhibition Silent Histories @Photofusion

«Case Study#2 NHKとBBC 公共放送とは何か?ジャーナリズムとは何か?<トークイベント開催> 小原一真 x マリア・ジェルマン»

Silent Histories was originally published as Handmade photobook to submit Supreme Court in Japan in 2014. And then trade edition of Silent Histories has been published from Editorial RM in 2015. And now Silent Histories will be exhibited for the first time at Photofusion, London...


Exhibition Date 
24 March to 23 April 2016

Opening 
23 March 2016

http://www.photofusion.org/exhibitions/photography-exhibition-kazuma-obara/

Indiscriminate bombing by U.S. forces during the Pacific War massacred 330,000 Japanese citizens and injured 430,000 others. More than 9.7 million people were left homeless, as some 2.23 million homes were damaged in over 200 different cities. These are some of the stories that emerged out of that enormous destruction. A girl lost her left foot at the age of six and a firebomb left a newborn baby's foot literally in flames. A boy suffered burns over his entire body. Another girl lost all six members of her family, becoming an orphan in the blink of an eye.

Japan achieved its economic recovery in the wake of wartime devastation. This remarkable growth has been dubbed the "Japanese economic miracle." In spite of this unprecedented prosperity, however, children with war injuries have been forced to live harsh lives, unable to cure their wounds.

They have lived in the shadows, hiding their scars and sparing others the pain of seeing them, doing their utmost to conceal their pain. . . 

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