From publisher: "The earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 11th, 2011, near Japan’s Tohoku region, led to the catastrophic equipment failures and nuclear disaster of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.Six months later, on September 15th, the Japanese government prohibited the gathering and ingestion of any mushrooms grown in the forty-three cities of Fukushima prefecture. Traces of radiation exceeding safety limits were detected in some wild mushroom varieties.Fungi inherently absorb radiation much more rapidly than other organisms.My Geiger counter detected a greatly elevated level of radiation in the lush forests of Fukushima when compared to the region’s urban areas. The wild mushrooms in the photographs assembled here are from those forests.
Takashi Homma, who started his career as a photographer in the 1990s, selected immature children and young folks as a photographic subject. Tokyo Suburbia, which is his early renowned artwork, presents their living environment and overall atmosphere by photography. Throughout his career, Homma has presented his photography themed on urban cities, although in addition to cities his field photography has been greatly expanded. He has photographed mountains, sea, and our surrounding world widely while displaying an amazing eye for detail. Mushrooms From The Forest 2011 by Takashi Homma is an artwork undertaken to photograph the forest and mushrooms.
The forest is one of the most common places for us to feel the nature, and we also take care of and maintain the forest. The forest is a part of our surrounding world and has had a deep relationship with us. An accident happened in a forest in Japan. High radiation levels were recorded there, and therefore collecting and eating the mushrooms from this forest has not been approved."
First edition limited to 950 copies. Choice of beige or blue cover subject to availability. A lushly printed book sure to prove very popular.