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Tomohiro Takahashi - Scene Photographer & Disaster journalist -

Born::April 1973.

Hometown:Iwaki City, Fukushima

Current Residence:Kanazawa City, Ishikawa

Member, Japan Photographers Union (JPU)

Member, Japan Scenery Photographers Union (JSPA)

Member,Sony Imaging PRO SUPPORT

Member,SIGMA Professional Service

Member, Olympus Global Pro Service

Award for Excellence, Photo Contest for Ise-Shima Summit Hosted by the Japan Cabinet Secretariat

I was swept away by the tsunami while covering Onahama Port in Iwaki City, but was rescued by a Coast Guard officer and narrowly escaped with my life. Ever since, I have continued covering disaster areas, getting the word out on the “Here and Now” of disaster areas through television, radio, newspapers, talks, and other media, as well as professing the importance of disaster-prevention awareness and local communities. Centering around records of the disaster-affected Tohoku Pacific Coast area, I also photograph the landscape, culture, and more of the Hokuriku region and — alongside presenting the works in media including magazines and newspapers — the works are also featured as posters for events and facilities. Since 2015, I have been engaged in a wide range of photography, heading up the official photography for the Religious Affairs Office of the Soto Sect of Zen Buddhism as well as engaging in photography of natural landscapes, snapshots, and much more. Since April 2015, I have been in charge of being the Wednesday commentator on Ishikawa TV’s “Ishikawa-san Minna no nyusu (Ishikawa’s News for Everyone)”

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