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Number 1 Shimbun

Wreckage . . . and Recovery

 

Proving that news photography still has the ability to move us emotionally, some Club Member photographers captured striking images from Kyushu following the series of powerful earthquakes last month.

 

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A clean break
Boys take a welcome bath provided by the Self-Defense Forces after the quakes destroyed houses and cut off the water supply. Mishiki, Kumamoto. Photograph by Richard Atrero de Guzman


Below: Helping hands
Top to bottom: Trucks deliver water after supplies were cut; A priest makes his rounds past a collapsed home in Kumamoto City; young men with salvaged materials from the ruins in Mashiki.
Frame grabs from videos by Michael Penn (Shingetsu News Agency)

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Published in: May 2016

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