Bag’s Take-Away:
Strewn but standing. A beautiful shot of a seemingly levitating pine tree uprooted in last year’s tsunami in Japan.
via The New York Times Lens
(photo credit: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images caption:  Pine trees, uprooted during last year’s tsunami, lay strewn over the beach in Rikuzentakata, Japan. Areas that were hit hardest still struggle, with the approach of the anniversary of the disaster that left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing.
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Strewn but standing. A beautiful shot of a seemingly levitating pine tree uprooted in last year’s tsunami in Japan.

via The New York Times Lens

(photo credit: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images caption: Pine trees, uprooted during last year’s tsunami, lay strewn over the beach in Rikuzentakata, Japan. Areas that were hit hardest still struggle, with the approach of the anniversary of the disaster that left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing.

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Tags #Japan    #Japan Earthquake    #Japan Tsunami    #Asia    #News    #Photojournalism    #PHotography    #Lens    #New York Times   

Bag’s Take-Away:

Now that’s a Japan aftermath pic I entirely missed. Is this also Mother Nature’s heads-up to consumerist/”churn-and-burn” society?

Reuters slideshow retrospective.


(photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters. caption: A Sony playstation controller is seen at an area that was devastated by last week’s earthquake and tsunami, in Kesennuma, north Japan, March 19, 2011.)
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Now that’s a Japan aftermath pic I entirely missed. Is this also Mother Nature’s heads-up to consumerist/”churn-and-burn” society?

Reuters slideshow retrospective.

(photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters. caption: A Sony playstation controller is seen at an area that was devastated by last week’s earthquake and tsunami, in Kesennuma, north Japan, March 19, 2011.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
A poignant illustration, especially given international denial over historically catastrophic and still-boiling Fukushima nightmare.

(A body crisped?) 
theatlantic:

Quakebook: International Sorrow Finds an Outlet Online

Helpless in the face of nature’s wrath, a group of Japanophiles crowdsourced a book of essays and artwork to give a voice to those affected by Japan’s massive earthquake

Read more at The Atlantic
[Image: Quakebook]

Bag’s Take-Away:

A poignant illustration, especially given international denial over historically catastrophic and still-boiling Fukushima nightmare.

(A body crisped?) 

theatlantic:

Quakebook: International Sorrow Finds an Outlet Online

Helpless in the face of nature’s wrath, a group of Japanophiles crowdsourced a book of essays and artwork to give a voice to those affected by Japan’s massive earthquake

Read more at The Atlantic

[Image: Quakebook]

Bag’s take-away:
Unless this guy finds a ladder, suggests Japan (up north) might never be whole again.
staff:

In light of the recent disasters, our hearts are focused on the vibrant and wonderful community in Japan.  Your resilience is inspiring, and we hope that recovery will be swift and complete. 少しでも皆さんの力となり、一日でも早く日常の生活が取り戻せる事を願います。
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日本の皆さま, 頑張ってください。
Love, タンブラー

Bag’s take-away:

Unless this guy finds a ladder, suggests Japan (up north) might never be whole again.

staff:

In light of the recent disasters, our hearts are focused on the vibrant and wonderful community in Japan.  Your resilience is inspiring, and we hope that recovery will be swift and complete. 少しでも皆さんの力となり、一日でも早く日常の生活が取り戻せる事を願います。

As of today, Japanese is now the newest language available on Tumblr. We’re very grateful for our amazing members in the Japanese community, and we hope you’ll find the new option useful. You can change your language setting on your Preferences page. 

You can also keep up with news from Japan via the #Japan tag page.

To aid the relief and emergency efforts, we’re asking all of our members to contribute to Red Cross International from your Dashboard. Look for the message on the sidebar. Members who donate will unlock the Limited Edition Japanese Tumblr Logo, and Tumblr will match your contributions up to $15,000. 

日本の皆さま, 頑張ってください

Love, タンブラー

(via copyeditor)

Tags #Japan    #Japan Earthquake    #illustration    #art    #political art   

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.)
(via Photo Booth: Adam Dean: Photographs from Japan : The New Yorker)

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. captionA 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.)

(via Photo Booth: Adam Dean: Photographs from Japan : The New Yorker)

Bag’s Take-Away:
In wire pic of Obama’s surprise visit to Japanese Embassy, notice how three light bars on suit lend weird radioactive vibe.
(photo:  Pool/Getty Images caption: U.S. President Barack Obama stands in the Japanese Embassy while making a surprise visit March 17, 201 in Washington, DC. Thousands have been killed after the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck the northeast coast of the Japan. Presently the country is struggling to contain a potential nuclear meltdown after the nuclear plant was seriously damaged from the quake. via: Obama Visits The Japanese Embassy - Pictures - Zimbio)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

In wire pic of Obama’s surprise visit to Japanese Embassy, notice how three light bars on suit lend weird radioactive vibe.

(photo Pool/Getty Images captionU.S. President Barack Obama stands in the Japanese Embassy while making a surprise visit March 17, 201 in Washington, DC. Thousands have been killed after the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck the northeast coast of the Japan. Presently the country is struggling to contain a potential nuclear meltdown after the nuclear plant was seriously damaged from the quake. via: Obama Visits The Japanese Embassy - Pictures - Zimbio)

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Tags #Obama    #News    #politics    #Japan Earthquake    #Earthquake    #Photos    #News photos   

Bag’s Take-Away:
Between Quake/Tsunami/Nuke Crisis 2011 and Hiroshima 1948:
The people of the mask.
 photo:STF/AFP/GettyImages  via:  Land of Disaster - An FP Photo Essay | Foreign Policy
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Between Quake/Tsunami/Nuke Crisis 2011 and Hiroshima 1948:

The people of the mask.

 photo:STF/AFP/GettyImages  via Land of Disaster - An FP Photo Essay | Foreign Policy

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Tags #Ja    #Japan    #Japan earthquake    #Japan quake 2011    #News    #WWII    #pho    #phot    #photography    #photojournalism    #Hiroshima photo   

Bag’s Take-Away:
D’you ever notice how fast parents disappear once visual media parachutes into a disaster zone?
motherjones:

Neena Sasaki, 5, carries some of the family belongings from her home that was destroyed after the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 15 in Rikuzentakata, Miyagi province.
(Paula Bronstein/Getty Images, via the Big Picture)

Bag’s Take-Away:

D’you ever notice how fast parents disappear once visual media parachutes into a disaster zone?

motherjones:

Neena Sasaki, 5, carries some of the family belongings from her home that was destroyed after the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 15 in Rikuzentakata, Miyagi province.

(Paula Bronstein/Getty Images, via the Big Picture)

Tags #Tsunami    #Atlantic    #Newsweek    #Japan    #Japan    #Japan earthquake    #Ja    #Japan quake 2011    #Media    #News p    #News photos    #pho    #photojournalism    #ph    #photography    #disaster photos    #Boston Big Picture   

thedailyfeed:

Bag’s Take-Away:

Up-skirt shot and doofy word play. Not nearly as bad, though, as corny NY Post-style headlines paired with tragic Japan photos.

(Source: thedailyfeed)

Tags #The Daily    #Media    #Sports    #cheerleaders    #Japan earthquake   

Bag’s Take-Away:
Was wondering when we’d start seeing Nagasaki or Hiroshima and 2011 pics side-by-side.
thedailywhat:

This x That:
Know This:
Nagasaki bombing aftermath (bottom) vs. 2011 Sendai Earthquake (top). [via.]

Bag’s Take-Away:

Was wondering when we’d start seeing Nagasaki or Hiroshima and 2011 pics side-by-side.

thedailywhat:

This x That:

Know This:

  • Nagasaki bombing aftermath (bottom) vs. 2011 Sendai Earthquake (top). [via.]