Eiji Yamahira (48), a welder, eats lunch in his temporary accommodation during a break at the Kidoura shipyard. Workers are constructing the first two fishing vessels to be built since the tsunami destroyed the shipyard.
A year after the March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated large areas of northeastern Japan, thousands of people remained without homes, and the Japanese government was still struggling to dispose of rubble and help rebuild livelihoods. The local fishing industry was particularly badly affected. Numerous fishing towns had their equipment, factories, boats, and livelihoods washed away. As a result, many fishermen have turned to alternative industries, including cleaning the mountains of rubble.
Un an après le séisme de mars 2011 et le tsunami qui a dévasté d’immenses zones du nord-est du Japon, des milliers de personnes sont encore sans abri et le gouvernement japonais lutte toujours pour déblayer les gravats et restaurer les moyens de subsistance.
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Focal Length: 35 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Daniel Berehulak is a New Delhi-based photographer for the Getty Images News Service, covering South Asia and beyond. A native of Sydney, Australia, he studied history at the University of New South Wales.