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[Events] "Fukushima 3.11:After 1 Year Photography Exhibition" will be held at New York University (Mar 8 - May 31)

Fukushima 3.11: After 1 Year Photography Exhibition

At the Institute of Public Affairs to Go on View


Photographer: Ryuichi Hirokawa & Takashi Morizumi


An exhibition featuring 60 photographs depicting the historical disaster in Fukushima, Japan by Ryuichi Hirokawa and Takashi Morizumi will open March 8th. It will remain on view at New York University's Institute of Public Knowledge through May XX, 2012. The show is presented by Hiroko Goto of the Japan-based NGO Human Rights Now and Professor of Law at Chiba University in Tokyo.

On March 11, 2011, the earthquake and tsunami, which occurred in Eastern Japan caused tremendous damage and resulted in numerous deaths.  This earthquake also caused grave result, the TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster.  Due to the nuclear disaster, it has been estimated that the amount of radioactive materials released is over 168 times that which was released by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, and this creates serious contamination of the broad areas of Eastern Japan.  Due to the evacuation orders for the people living in the vicinity, people had lost their land, farm, beloved animals, and livelihood.  Moreover, it caused serious risks people's right to life, right to health, right to livelihood, in particular expecting mothers, infants, children and the young generations most vulnerable to harm from radiation. 

The show will be installed in the gallery at 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Photo identification is required for access to the building. For further information, call 212.998.1930 or visit

    Opening Ceremony
 place : 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
 time : Mar 8  3p.m.- 4 p.m.
 speaker : Ms. Chiaki Tomitsuka and Ms. Yoshiko Fukagawa from Fukushima
                Ms. Hiroko Goto (Human Rights Now)
 *Advance reservation is required via

You can see the feature article for this event in New York University's web site.

The Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) brings theoretically serious scholarship to bear on major public issues. Located at NYU, it nurtures collaboration among social researchers in New York and around the world. It builds bridges between university-based researchers and organizations pursuing practical action. It supports communication between researchers and broader publics. And it examines transformations in the public sphere, social science, and the university as a social institution as these change the conditions for public knowledge.

Human Rights Now (HRN) is an international human rights NGO based in Tokyo with over700 members of lawyers, journalists and academics. HRN dedicates to protection and promotion of human rights of people worldwide with special focus in Asia.  Through investigation, advocacy, awareness raising campaign and empowerment, HRN tries to make positive difference on  the  serious human rights situations in the world. After 3.11, HRN works  on advocacy to protect people's right to life and health from radioactive hazard in Japan. (

Peace Boat US is a civil society,  non-profit organization working to promote peace ,  human  rights ,   equitable   and  sustainable  development ,   and  respect   for   the  environment   throughout   the  United States   and  the  world.  These  goals   are  pursued through peace education programs, including onboard conferences, workshops, face to face encounters and field studies. Peace Boat US upholds The Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st Century, including the promotion of the non-violent prevention and resolution of conflict among nations and peoples, and the development of a culture of peace.   (

The Department of Performance Studies is the first program in the world to focus on performance as the object of analysis. Our M.A./Ph.D. program explores the ways that performance creates meaning and shapes social life. "Performance" is at the center of the theoretical, historical, and methodological courses offered in the department. Courses train students to document, theorize, and analyze embodied practices and events. A provisional coalescence on the move, Performance Studies is more than the sum of its inclusions.

The Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts is a four-year B.F.A. program centered on the making and understanding of images. Students explore photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression. Situated within New York University, the program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum and a serious and broad grounding in the liberal arts.

This event is co-sponsored by Human Rights Now, Peace Boat, and the NYU Departments of Performance Studies and Photography and Imaging.

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