As with most devastating natural disasters, the aftermath continues years after and thank goodness for those that continue to remind us through creative means and fundraising to not forget. Last Sunday the exhibit and fundraiser, “Dispatch from Tohoku: Documenting the Aftermath” Stories from the Tsunami One Year On was a reminder via first hand photography by James Whitlow Delano, David Guttenfelder, Kyoko Hamada, Dominic Nahr, Kosuke Okahara, Jake Price, Q. Sakamaki and Munemasa Takahashi that was curated by Elissa Curtis, Dana Kien and Jamie Welford.
The photography was on display and available for silent bidding as was the original artwork by Midori Curtis. All proceeds benefitted Art in a Box which will buy and distribute art supplies to children in Japan with the help of The American Committee for KEEP. Artist, Midori Curtis told me she is excited to deliver a box of art supplies to Japan on her upcoming visit for her next show.
The event was held at The Bubble Lounge in Tribeca and the audience viewed a short film combining photography, imagery and video of those affected by the Tsunami. The film, art and unity of those attended was a reminder to not forget the voices of our brothers and sisters in Japan and to contribute through small and innovative means.