Following an earthquake in March 2011, disaster struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power in Japan plant forcing people to leave their homes when the area was declared an exclusion zone. Photographers Dominic Nahr (DN) and Tomás Munita (TM) traveled to the area for a reportage on the current situation there. Below is a sample of an interview with them that appears in the latest issue of LFI.
Q: What was the biggest challenge posed to you by Fukushima?
DN: The work there is very painstaking – it’s difficult to take the right pictures. Nothing is happening, nothing moves, and yet there is a threat in the air that needs to find its way into the picture.
TM: Fear is a constant companion. In contrast to other disaster areas that I’ve visited, the danger is invisible and hard to understand at a first glance. Yet it is there.