In conjunction with the Hiroshima Panels, a gallery was devoted to A Body in Fukushima, a haunting series of photographs by historian William Johnston of dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake who together made two extended visits in 2014 to the area surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors which were damaged during the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeast Japanese coast in 2011. Following abandoned train lines, Eiko and Johnston visited the empty stations and their neighborhoods, places that formerly bustled with people. Eiko says, “By placing my my body in these places, I thought of the generations of people who used to live there. Now desolate, only time and wind continue to move.”

Photos by Robert Croonquist, © 2017 all rights reserved