Huang began visiting Tohoku coast in northeastern Japan in 2012 to document transformation in the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami. He learned how a supposed recovery effort had a profound impact on the environment and the people living on these lands. These photographs tell a story of hope and uncertainty about the future, as well as grieving for the lost. Huang’s work shows a community that is hopeful yet sombre, fragile yet strong, and vulnerable but determined as they come to terms with tragedy.
Solemn Pines, Fading Things