Tsunami, Photographs, and Then - LOST&FOUND PROJECT
After the disaster in Japan in 2011, I started a photographic project called “LOST & FOUND” and once again learned about an entirely new role of photography. You can take photos any time you like, and by their nature, it should always be possible to duplicate a photograph. But once there is only one single copy of a photo left, the original value of the photograph becomes apparent. After our exchanges with people all over the world thanks to the “LOST & FOUND” exhibitions, we decided to turn the collection and our experiences into a book. All royalties earned from this book will support Yamamoto-cho in Miyagi Prefecture, one of the towns most severely damaged by the 2001 catastrophe, and the town where “LOST & FOUND” is based. I would be grateful if you purchased a copy and shared in our impressions.
— Munemasa Takahashi, chairman “LOST & FOUND” project