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'Lost and found': the memory salvage project of 3.11

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Taking 'The Memory Salvage Project' and associated exhibition of photographs, 'Lost and Found',

    as its focus, this essay explores the purpose and meaning of personal photographs salvaged

    from the debris of the Tohoku (or Great East Japan) earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. The

    essay discusses the photos' relationship to memory and to community. It also compares their

    capacity to affect the viewer with 'the usual' disaster photos that are replicated from one disaster

    to the next in a variety of news media. The essay considers how these very different photos (of

    people and places pre- rather than post- disaster) elicit a different response from the viewer.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Collett, A. A. (2012). 'Lost and found': the memory salvage project of 3.11. Social Alternatives, 31 (3), 5-10.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/533

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 5

End Page


  • 10

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://socialalternatives.com/issues/disaster-dialogues-representations-catastrophe-word-and-image

Abstract


  • Taking 'The Memory Salvage Project' and associated exhibition of photographs, 'Lost and Found',

    as its focus, this essay explores the purpose and meaning of personal photographs salvaged

    from the debris of the Tohoku (or Great East Japan) earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. The

    essay discusses the photos' relationship to memory and to community. It also compares their

    capacity to affect the viewer with 'the usual' disaster photos that are replicated from one disaster

    to the next in a variety of news media. The essay considers how these very different photos (of

    people and places pre- rather than post- disaster) elicit a different response from the viewer.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Collett, A. A. (2012). 'Lost and found': the memory salvage project of 3.11. Social Alternatives, 31 (3), 5-10.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/533

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 5

End Page


  • 10

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://socialalternatives.com/issues/disaster-dialogues-representations-catastrophe-word-and-image