Photofusion is delighted to present an exhibition of selected work from Kazuma Obara’s Silent Histories. The photographs are being exhibited for the first time at Photofusion, following his highly successful limited edition handmade book: Silent Histories which was shortlisted for Paris Photo/Aperture Photo Book Award and was selected for TIME, Lens Culture, and Telegraph Best Photobook 2014.
The bombing by US forces during World War II killed 330,000 Japanese citizens, injured 430,000 others and destroyed millions of homes. Children wounded in the war were an uncomfortable reminder of the devastation and many have lived their lives in secrecy and concealment, silently struggling with their injuries and disabilities as adults. Obara sheds light on these “silent histories” with a collection of sensitive portraits of six survivors interspersed with historical and personal material, including school photographs, views of Japanese cities in 1945, personal snapshots and government issued disability cards.
Please join Photofusion in welcoming Kazuma Obara to speak about his practice and works in the exhibition, from 5pm on March 23rd 2016 at Photofusion, Brixton.
Silent Histories continues in the gallery until 14 April, 2016