Iwaki City. Normally, people can swim here. One of the signs on the chairs said, “Do not eat any seafood up north from Chiba prefecture,” and fishermen decided not to fish when results of sea water and seafood tests came back to show high radioactive contamination. Kosuke Okahara. Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/photobooth/2012/03/dispatch-from-tohoku.html#ixzz1oSWQ24mL
Two years ago today, Japan was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami that killed over 15,000 people and affected thousands more. Q. Sakamaki, a Japanese photographer, has been photographing the storm's effects since 2011. Click-through for a slideshow of Sakamaki's photos: http://nyr.kr/Y508Oe [This photo: A festival in Syowa Village, where, as a result of depopulation, a majority of residents are elderly.]
Willa Cather, 1927. Edward Steichen, a titan in photo history, was born a hundred and thirty-three years ago today. On our Photo Booth blog, a look at the Steichen photographs that have been published in The New Yorker: http://nyr.kr/GUYNnz
Boulevard St. Michel, Paris, May 10-11, 1968. Explosion of tear gas. Photograph by Bruno Barbey. Click-through for more photos from Magnum's new book "Magnum Revolution: 65 Years of Fighting for Freedom".
Images from Platon's "Greece", a collection of work created over the past twenty years during trips to his childhood home in the Greek Islands. Click-through for more photos, and a behind-the-scenes video from the artist's studio: http://nyr.kr/ROmFr7
Jon Naar, “Times Square Shuttle” (1973), from the book “The Birth of Graffiti.” This week, Photo Booth will be looking at pictures of the New York subway, many by artists with bodies of work devoted to the subject: http://nyr.kr/XAqqI0