9月 072012
 

川内倫子さんの写真集、『光と影』。

川内さんは東日本大震災から1月後の2011年4月、石巻、女川、気仙沼、陸前高田を訪れました。

Photographers have their own way to approach natural disaster. As I mentioned in previous post, Richard Misrach captured the messages left on the houses, walls and cars after Huricane Katrina. Rinko Kawauchi went to Tohoku area, a month after the earthquake, to shoot aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Not like Misrach, I guess Kawauchi did not have any idea or concept of what she shoots before she arrives, but the artist had the luck to bring in these two birds. One is white, the other is black. It looks like they represent light and shadow.

被災地へ着くまで何をどう撮るべきか決まっていなかったと思いますが、

偶然2匹の鳩に出会います。

白い鳩と黒い鳩。

光と影。

「わたしたちの住む世界の二元性。 白と黒、善と悪、光と影、男と女、始まりと終わり。 始まりと終わりのあいだには、喜びと悲しみ? 反転し繰り返すことが営みとはいえ、世の理にやりきれなさを感じながら撮影を続けました。 しかしまた、破滅のあとには創造していくしかない、と思えば、この景色もすべての始まりのように思えました。」

“Throughout existence there have been, and will be, innumerable occurrences of delight and dread. THough I know it’s unreasonable to question why happiness and sorrow repeat in turn. I couldn’t help considering it while shooting. Creation awaits us after destruction. In this way, I could also feel that the scene in front me was the beginning of everything.”

(Also it’s worth checking out Takashi Homma’s works related to 311.)

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