Otsuchi Future Memories: Dislocated Colours Travelling Between Times

Otsuchi Future Memories
OTSUCHI-TOWN-LIBRARY, Alejandro Chaskielberg

Despite that fact that photographic coverage of natural disaster often has a strong, immediate impact on the viewer, those same images ultimately seem to lack the strength to arrive at a genuine engagement with the subject at stake. Current affairs related to cataclysmic events can evoke immediate and genuine empathy from onlookers but that same interest also has the tendency to fade away fairly easily. What aesthetic means are at hand then, for a photographer, to arrive at a more enduring kind of compassion for a people directly affected by deluge, mourning their loss?

This is the introduction to the feature on Alejandro Chaskielberg’s Otsuchi Future Memories appeared in the print edition of GUP #48