Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Exhibitions
Pengkuei “Ben” Huang, Fukushima No.1, Okuma, 2017
Pengkuei “Ben” Huang, Fukushima No.1, Okuma, 2017
Pengkuei “Ben” Huang
, Rikuzentakata, 2013
Pengkuei “Ben” Huang , Rikuzentakata, 2013
Pengkuei “Ben” Huang
, Contaminated Soils, Okuma, 2018
Pengkuei “Ben” Huang , Contaminated Soils, Okuma, 2018
Open Call Exhibition

Pengkuei "Ben" Huang
Solemn Pines, Fading Things

May 1–31
Reception: May 4, 2–5pm

Urban Gallery
400 Queen St E


Hours: Mon–Fri 12pm–5pm
Sat 1pm–5pm

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.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–6pm
Sat 1–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.