In 2011, an unprecedented tsunami destroyed the fishing town of Otsuchi, Japan. While the material damage was undeniably severe, the survivors also faced the intangible loss of their memories and identities. “Otsuchi Future Memories” visually documents this destruction and loss. It connects survivors’ portraits with family photographs, to reflect the dynamic relationship between photographs and our memories when such tragedies happen.
Alejandro Chaskielberg (Buenos Aires, 1977) is an independent photographer famous for transcending the boundaries between art and document. He was also named World Photographer of the Year 2011 by the World Photography Organization in London.