30 documentary photos: Inside Fukushima “No Go” Zone

Despite Japanese government refusal of admittance to the 20 kilometer “No Go” Zone surrounding the devastation of the nuclear power plant of Fukushima Daiichi, Photojournalist Pierpaolo Mittica went inside the zone several times last July to document the situation. This seemed like a natural follow-up to his award-winning work and book covering the aftermath of the disaster at Chernobyl.
Lens Culture is honored to present 30 powerful images from this new investigation, along with text by the photographer. See and read the whole story here in Lens Culture.

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Inside an abandoned house devastated by the Tsunami, from the series Fukushima “No Go” Zone. © Pierpaolo Mittica

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Abandoned house, Namie city, from the series Fukushima “No Go” Zone. © Pierpaolo Mittica

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TEPCO workers, from the series Fukushima “No Go” Zone. © Pierpaolo Mittica

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Residents going back home to collect their belongings, Tomioka city. © Pierpaolo Mittica