French photographer, Denis Rouvre, has traveled twice to the Tohoku region, where the tsunami had laid waste to six hundred kilometers of coastline and where the inhabitants had lost everything. He captures two things in the aftermath of this devastating disaster: portraits and landscape.
Each portrait conveys a sense of feeling that you can only feel by looking in the eyes of the people. To have lost everything in a matter of seconds and yet survive, they only think and pray for the future. The struggle. The landscape so eerie and silent. Everything washed away clean and left to re-build.
Please do go and see more images on Deni’s website. Photographers who photograph with a purpose need to be appreciated the most in my opinion. They use their lens and cameras for a great purpose. While we sit in the comforts of our home, these people have nothing. It tells that us that nothing lasts forever and that we should be grateful for what we have – for we might not have it the next second.