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WGSN for Japan

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  • 1. WGSN for JAPANpresents Max hodges’ photo dIarY oF the Japan aFterMath
  • 2. wgsn For Japan a photo dIarY oF the Japan aFterMathIn t h e daY s following the 2011Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami,photographer Max Hodges bravelyheaded up to the damage-strickentownships of Nobiru and Ishinomaki,travelling through affected areas, hitch-hiking from city to city, and sleeping inabandoned buildings as he chronicledthe tragedy.thIs Is hIs photo dIarYover two daYs -March 15-16, 2011- In the hard-hIttownshIps oF nobIruand IshInoMakI.
  • 3. wgsn For Japan a photo dIarY oF the Japan aFterMath“In the 65 Years aFterthe end oF world warII, thIs Is the toughestand the Most dIFFIcultcrIsIs For Japan.”- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan
  • 4. wgsn For Japan a photo dIarY oF the Japan aFterMatha MountaIn oF luMberIs all that reMaInsoF countless hoMesIn nobIru FlattenedbY the tsunaMI.there are belIevedto be 26,000 peopleeIther MIssIng ordead.
  • 5. wgsn For Japan a photo dIarY oF the Japan aFterMaththIs car contaIned blanketsand a stYroFoaM contaIner wIthFood and drInks. It was cleartheY had packed to escape butweren’t Fast enough. Max stIlldoesn’t know IF theY survIved ornot.
  • 6. wgsn For Japan a photo dIarY oF the Japan aFterMaththe tsunaMI createdover 300,000 reFugeesIn the tohoku regIon,and shortages oFFood, water, shelter,MedIcIne and FuelFor survIvors.
  • 7. wgsn For Japan a photo dIarY oF the Japan aFterMathMax hItch-hIked In the raIn FroM nobIru atnIght, and arrIved at IshInoMakI eleMentarYschool.the school has been converted Into ashelter For 1,200 survIvors, run bY theeleMentarY school teachers. the teachervolunteers have taken responsIbIlItYFor everYthIng FroM ratIonIng clothIngand other supplIes, keepIng a regIster oFoccupants, and organIsIng Meals.
  • 8. wgsn For Japan a photo dIarY oF the Japan aFterMath“It’s hard not to Feela bIt guIltY ForenJoYIng the sIMplethIngs In lIFe: a hotMeal, a salad wIthFresh vegetables,a hot bath.”- Max Hodges
  • 9. wgsn For Japan a photo dIarY oF the Japan aFterMathIn the MornIng,reFugees partIcIpateIn the exercIses led bYradIo at the shelter.
  • 10. wgsn For Japan a photo dIarY oF the Japan aFterMathdespIte ManY soMbreFaces, the Japaneseare generallY Inrather good spIrItsconsIderIng thecIrcuMstances.
  • 11. wgsn For Japan a photo dIarY oF the Japan aFterMath“no one I MetcoMplaIned aboutanYthIng. everYoneJust laughed whentalkIng about theIrhouse beIng washedawaY...”- Max Hodges
  • 12. wgsn For Japan a photo dIarY oF the Japan aFterMath“everYone Is hard atwork puttIng theIrneIghbourhood backtogether.”- Max Hodges
  • 13. GANBArE JAPAN!wgsn supports Japan In Its rebuIldIng eFForts Donate now to the WGSN for Japan relief fund. wgsn.com/forjapan