In our second episode of Picture Perfect, we travel to Tokyo, Japan with Canadian photographer Donald Weber. Weber was born in Toronto, Canada and originally trained as an architect, working with urban theorist Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. As a freelance photographer, his work has appeared in international publications including Der Speigel, The Guardian, Newsweek, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and Stern. He has also earned numerous grants and awards such as 2007 Canadian Photojournalist of the Year.
We meet Weber and discuss his ongoing documentation of life in Chernobyl, his interest in power roles and his photographic practice. We then go with Weber inside the buffer zone at Fukushima and follow him as he attempts to document the eerie reality amidst an ongoing nuclear crisis.
The powerful footage and imagery remind us that the displaced victims of the Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster still need our help. To support continuing relief efforts, Incase has committed to raise $10,000 for the Artists Help Japan Movement through the Mercy Corps charity organization.
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