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Notes Photo August 7, 2013

Fukushima Ongoing: More Tragicomic Images As Contaminated Water Crisis Looms

I'm not sure what's more terrifying. Is it TEPCO's latest crisis, or the relative lack of international attention, urgency ... and explanatory imagery?

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Notes Photo March 12, 2013

The Japan Quake Anniversary and the "Ownership" of Commemoration

Looking at the photos from the second anniversary of the Japanese quake and tsunami yesterday, I couldn't help think about the visual politics of commemoration.

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Notes Photo March 11, 2012

Fukushima +1

Marking the one year anniversary of the tsunami and Fukushima meltdown, this photo is like the cousin of a very early one presaging the ongoing radiation threat on Japan's next generation.

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Notes Photo February 17, 2012

Guttenfelder's Fukushima: Contemplating a Future Without Us

What's so powerful about Guttenfelder's nuke disaster photos is how "silent" and humbling they are, framing the disaster as an "ego check" and portentous of a future without us.

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Notes Photo November 12, 2011

Fukushima's Radiant Media Junket

Given Tepco and Japan's efforts to tightly contain this story, it's hard for me to look past the metaphor here of journalists, bottled up to fend off the microsieverts, being taken for a ride.

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Notes Photo September 6, 2011

Fukushima: Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Except…

The other thing you can't see here, though it's there, is the plant in the distance.

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Notes Photo August 12, 2011

Jake Price in Japan: Five Months On

Jake Price returns to the earthquake and tsunami devastated zone in Japan, where cultural celebration renews life alongside mountains of debris and for some -- bleak prospects for the future.

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Notes Photo July 1, 2011

Japan's Nuke Plant "Amusement" Centers: Hello Kitty Meets Alice in Wonderland

Things have come a long way since Reddy Kilowatt.

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Notes Photo June 22, 2011

Mario Tama: Spicy Tuna, Giant Clam and Radiation Roll

This photo from a N.Y. sushi restaurant takes on a different sense given that the ocean off Japan will likely soon up its glow, and those domestic nuke plants we've been rock-bottom assured are bulletproof might not be.

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Notes Photo June 15, 2011

TEPCO: Fukushima Workers In The Pink. (Oh, Sure.)

I'm really don't get the deafness of TEPCO's visual PR.

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Notes Photo June 7, 2011

Nuclear Bunnies?

Whether the bunny is a Fukushima mutation or not is not really the issue.

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Notes Photo May 28, 2011

Fukushima Goo: The Latest From TEPCO

The latest video from TEPCO chronicles the green goo counter-offensive.

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Notes Photo May 16, 2011

TEPCO Mega-Float: Radiation Takes a Cruise

The fact that the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists had to state that the plan wasn't an April Fool's joke is telling.

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Notes Photo May 13, 2011

TEPCO's Final Solution

It’s not clear what the public’s reaction will be to Japan’s "final solution," but besides devastating animal activist and lovers worldwide, it will fulfill the aim of not just eliminating the irradiated animals, but also the problem of the photos.

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Notes Photo May 12, 2011

Unit 4 in Danger of Collapse? (And Then, Don't Tell Me There's Nothing To See at Fukushima)

It is often noted that the story remains invisible because radiation is invisible, and that the photos and video being released by TEPCO are overly technical, as well. Well, I'm not buying it.

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Notes Photo April 28, 2011

The Gurney

There but not there. This photo seems to capture the ambiguous media status of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.

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Notes Photo April 23, 2011

We're Sorry

Apparently, corporate responsibility has a strikingly different face to it in Japan than it does in America.

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Notes Photo April 19, 2011

Fukushima: Terror Turning Just a Little Robotic

Robots are cool. Robot pictures are about the future, and science, and the application of advanced technological capability and know-how. And generally, robot pictures are fun.

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