Archive for February, 2011

From Above photography exhibition in Dresden

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

..February 2011.. ..Dresden..

A short video shot by Iori Yoneda during the From Above exhibition in Dresden, Germany.

From Above was exhibited simultaneously in Dresden and Tokyo. A couple more days to catch to the exhibition before it closes in both cities.

Thank you to everyone in both cities who came to the exhibitions. A big thank you to the Dresden and Tokyo teams who made it possible for the photos to be exhibited. Without their tireless efforts none of this would be possible.

Altmarkt, Dresden

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

..February 2011.. ..Dresden..

Dresden, February 13th, 1945….Many people passed away in Dresden that night.

I hope we can make this day about remembering the people who died that night and those who survived but lost family. Many had their lives destroyed.

Their bodies were cremated on this ground in the Altmarkt. This is the small rememberance placed on the spot.

I have been fortunate enough to meet many brave and honest people in Dresden the past 8 months. Thank you for welcoming me. I continue to learn.

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From Above exhibition in Dresden, Germany

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

From Above is my continuing series of portraits about atomic bomb Survivors and fire bombing survivors from Tokyo and Dresden. There are also events happening around the photo exhibition.

From Above
February 10th-28th, 2011
Ortsamt Blasewitz
Naumannstra├če 5
010309 Dresden
Germany

Kurt Vonnegut and Dresden

Monday, February 7th, 2011

..February 2010.. Dresden, February 13th, 1945..

Kurt Vonnegut and Dresden.


From Above prints

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

..February 2011.. ..New York..

Signing and packing the gallery prints for Dresden and Tokyo.

This series of From Above includes portraits of Dresden fire bombing Survivors and Tokyo fire bombing Survivors.

From Above at Gallery EF, Tokyo featured in Asahi Newspaper

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

..February 2011.. ..Tokyo..

An article in Asahi Newspaper about the opening of From Above at Gallery EF in Tokyo.

The exhibition can be seen at Gallery EF until February 27th. This series from the project features Survivors of the Dresden fire bombings and Tokyo fire bombing Survivors.

The book featuring portraits from the entire project will be released in July 2011 by Contents Factory.

Fragile

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Mr. Hisanobu Murozono

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

..February 2011.. ..Nagasaki..

Sad news, Mr. Hisanobu Murozono passed away earlier this week.

He is the 3rd atomic bomb Survivor (Hibakusha), who has passed away since I started photographing From Above. The 2nd Hibakusha this month to pass, 2 weeks after the passing of Ms. Yamashita.

I interviewed and photographed Mr. Murozuno during the first visit to Nagasaki in September 2009. His smile was unforgettable. He was bigger than most of Hibakusha who I photographed. I’ll always remember the great cowboy style tie (two thin black ropes around a ornament) he wore.

He will be missed.

Installation of From Above exhibition at Gallery EF

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

..February 2011.. ..Asakusa, Tokyo..

Some photos from the first day setting up From Above at Gallery EF.

The proper lighting will be set up soon. Looks like the placement of the photos is finalized.

Thank you to everyone in Tokyo, especially Izumi and Donnie for their amazing efforts. These exhibitions are only possible because of the tireless effort and generosity of everyone who has come together to support this project.

The exhibition opens on Friday February 4th and closes on February 27th. If your in Japan please take a look. The book release is July 2011.