Shiseido 3.11 Portrait Project
The 3.11 Portrait Project held an exhibit in the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC) gallery for the month of June.
This project was to support the recovery efforts in Japan through the power of photography to celebrate the courage and hopes of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami survivors.
A two large transparent boxes held many origami cranes. As you may know, the Thousand Origami Cranes was popularized through the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who was two years old when she was exposed to radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II.
A collection of traditional family portraits were taken by volunteer photographers in the midst of one of the largest natural disasters in Japan’s history.
The pictures were simply displayed on the gallery walls.