MESSAGE FOR NIPPON (from the inside, one photographer’s efforts)

I first met photographer Yumiko Kinoshita when I produced projects for Amana Japan here in the Boston area. We spent time on Cape Cod together. Many years later, we keep in touch through facebook. When the disaster hit Japan, the whole team from Amana I worked with was on my mind and I immediately reached out to them. Fortunately everyone is safe.

Yumi” as she is known is a very sweet and quiet woman, but her ideas are big and strong. Here is a message from Yumi, please collaborate with her.

“In March 2011, a major earthquake in eastern Japan plunged the country into unimaginable hard times. As I had a plan to visit Germany around that time, I wanted to contribute in some way through photography and came up with an idea to collect messages from people I meet during my trip. However, due to the worsening situation in Japan, I had to shorten my trip to be with my family back home. What I would like to ask you is to keep this project alive by continuing to collect messages, which together will become a force.

Photography has the power to transmit directly the sense of support and encouragement from people around the world. Many such photos already exist but this project focuses on photos that show both the message and the face of the sender because I believe that it is the simplest yet the most powerful way to communicate.

Please write a message and send us the photo of the message and its sender.”

~ Yumiko Kinoshita, Photographer

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Please help Yumi with her project, submitting is simple and can show great support for the people of Japan.

See full post here: .2011-03-23.