Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sometimes it Takes a Tragedy to Make Us Appreciate Things - Yukari Chikura Documents Japanese Tradition

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Yukari Chikura is a female Japanese photographer. Trained as a musician, after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, she turned her focus to documenting the traditions passed down through generations in Japan.
(Click Here) to read about Yukari on the NY Times blog, Lens.
Now for all of my photographer friends out there, something sobering. Yukari has only been photographing for two years.
How do we maintain the clarity and urgency that a disaster can give us in life? Surely we don't have to keep experiencing them for that to happen?