[Pics] Child’s Eye View: Japan One Year Post-Tsunami
One year ago, Japan was devastated by the Tohoku earthquake, an underwater earthquake that not only rated a magnitude of 9.0 but has been listed as one of the 5 most powerful earthquakes in the world. The earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that claimed the lives of 15,850 people and caused a number of nuclear accidents, most notably at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Today, the people of Japan are still recovering from the incident. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recognized the one year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake with a photo essay titled Child’s View: EYE SEE Tohoku, a collection of photographs from Japanese children in UNICEF photography workshops. The photos offer captivating and sometimes heart-wrenching insight into the minds of the children effected by the tragedy, and I couldn’t help being taken with the sophistication of some of these images and the resilience of the Japanese people. The Child’s View: EYE SEE Tohoku photo essay was made possible through UNICEF photography workshops and with support from the Japan Committee for UNICEF and Sony Corporation.