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Japan After the Wave

Photographer

Daniel Berehulak

Getty Images

04 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

Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan

Koichi Matsumoto (74), whose home was destroyed in the 2011 tsunami, holds his dog Jyonko as he walks through a temporary house set up for displaced residents, near Ishinomaki, one of the worst-hit cities.

 

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
1/80 sec
Focal length
24 mm
F-Stop
2
ISO
800
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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