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Marc Sobel writes (sending link to New Yorker photo booth slide show): Don’t know what to make of this one.
The Bag answers: The “cellophane” one? Does it feel sci-fi. Maybe it has a mutated feeling. Is it partly because it’s a woman, btw? Is part of the feeling of it that she’s a woman/solider?
Marc Sobel answers: All I could get was this and the spirit of the Japanese military. but a very ghostly image. I think it’s a man.
(Photo: Adam Dean/Panos. caption: A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier looks out at the tsunami devastation reflected in the window in Rikuzen-Takaata, Iwate Prefecture, March 15, 2011. Thousands of people died in this small town seventy kilometers northeast of Sendai.)
If this woman tested negative, I didn’t, this emerald-bathed, Tyvek-wrapped nuke crisis shot primed to deliver one big color shock. If the situation in Japan isn’t already weird enough, hold onto your iodine pills. Visual media is a competitive business.
(photo: photo: Asahi Shimbun, via Reuters caption: Medical workers screened a woman for possible radiation exposure in Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Wednesday after she was evacuated from an area within about 12 miles of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. She tested negative.
As the situation gets more devastating, so do the analogies. Thinking of late WWII.
(photo: Reuters. caption: Yamada, Japan - Fires smolder in the badly damaged town. via: LAT Framework slideshow.)
Except it’s not Sci-Fi. #prayforJapan
(Note: The full-size image is even more eerie, though I couldn’t find it larger than this.)
(photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters caption: Officials in protective gear stood among people from the evacuation zone around the Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama, Japan, one of two damaged by the earthquake and tsunami. via: Japan quake highlights nuclear dangers: Greens - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)