After the tsunami

It is three years this week since a huge earthquake hit Japan's east coast, triggering a tsunami that killed 15,000 people and destroyed huge numbers of buildings in the country's main island Honshu. Earlier this year, the Argentine photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg travelled to Japan to see for himself the wreckage that still remains. He captured images of survivors posing in the remains of their ruined homes, as well as items found among the rubble. The results are hugely moving, and a selection of the images can be seen on the New Yorker site by clicking on the photograph below.

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