Yutaka Kamimura “Call My Name— The Dogs and Cats Living in the Nuclear Disaster Zone”

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The explosion at Fukushima Nuclear Reactor 1 in March, 2011 resulted in a high concentration of radioactive material falling on the village of Iitate, which lies within a 30–50 kilometer radius of the plant. After more than a month of confusion, the entire village was designated as an evacuation zone, and residency there for its more than six thousand former inhabitants is still restricted today. As pets are not permitted in the temporary evacuation housing, for three years now dogs and cats have been kept by virtually homeless owners in a place that has lost its assumption of a normal lifestyle. Cat photographer Yutaka Kamimura, who continues to feed these animals, presents a two-year documentation of life in photographs of dogs and cats that continue to survive against the backdrops of a beautiful mountain town and its season scenery and the cruelty of the nuclear disaster.

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from April 23, 2014 to May 26, 2014
Exhibition Hours: 12:00-19:00. Closes at 17:00 on the last day.

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Yutaka Kamimura

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