Daisaku Oozu - Invisiblescapes
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The Yokohama-based photographer Daisaku Oozu is known for his unique landscape photography, which often broaches on current environmental problems in an artistic manner. In his latest photographic series ‘Invisiblescapes’, the focus lies on the nuclear disaster at Fukushima. Without approaching the disaster from a journalistic point of view, Oozu rather captures scenes from everyday life in Japan.
For Invisiblescape, Oozu photographed typical Japanese symbols - such as a flowering cherry tree or a gate leading to a shinto shrine – that were visibly stricken by disaster. Under the blossom tree lies a heap of rubbish, and the gate is only half preserved as it was hit by a Second World War atomic bomb in 1945. By depicting Japanese symbols hit by past disasters, one is confronted with the way Japan’s culture has been heavily affected by these two major catastrophic events.
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