Fotofestivalen: Fukushima - No Go Zone
As part of the Landskrona Foto Festival 2017 we are pleased to announce the first major retrospective exhibition in Europe of the ‘Fukushima- No Go Zone’ by photographers Carlos Ayesta (Venezuela) and Guillaume Bression (France).
This exceptional work explores the devastation of the The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. It gathers six years of work, six directions – both visual and conceptual – to approach one of the major questions of contemporary world in relationship with energy.
More than 80,000 people had to pack a few belongings and follow orders to evacuate; others, fearful of radiation, left of their own volition. They left behind ghost towns almost devoid of light. For more than three years, time has stood still. The abandoned streets of Fukushima have been swallowed up by nature, rodents have rendered the buildings to practically unrecognizable.
The photographers also invited former residents of the nuclear exclusion zone to return to their former workplaces, to be portrayed in their once ordinary surroundings, now abandoned as hotbeds of deadly radioactivity.
The exhibition will be shown at Citadellet in Landskrona 8 - 17sep 2017.