“Fukushima Surfers” by Laura Liverani at Helsinki Photo Festival

July 15, 2020

“Fukushima Surfers” by Laura Liverani is selected for the Helsinki Photo Festival and will be exhibited at the National Museum of Finland Kansallismuseo from July 7th to September 30th 2020.

Laura Liverani is interested in exploring how the surfing community is reshaping and reclaiming post-disaster Fukushima beaches. Before the tsunami and triple nuclear meltdown in 2011 the coast of Fukushima was a surfers’s paradise, ranking among the best surfing spots in Japan. After the 2011 trauma, surfers had to regain their trust for the ocean that had killed their loved ones and destroyed their homes. Today the local surfers’ community is very active in trying to win back the trust of the general public into returning to the beach.

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