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Japan After the Wave

Photographer

Daniel Berehulak

Getty Images

10 March, 2012

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.

About the photographer

Daniel Berehulak

A native of Sydney, Australia, and a regular contributor to The New York Times, he has visited more than 60 countries covering history-shaping events, including the Iraq and Afgh...

Background story

Minamisanriku, Miyagi, Japan

Mihaya Sato (15) cries on the shoulder of a school friend at the first graduation ceremony after the tsunami, at the Shizukawa Junior High School, in the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi—one of the worst-hit prefectures.

 

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.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/1600 sec
Focal length
35 mm
F-Stop
4
ISO
2000
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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