Special Issue on the Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival 2013
by Tetsuya Kusu
My object of interest is as follows: “With an emphasis on the collapses and major turning points of modern society, to search out the behaviour, or traces of the people who are caught in the upheaval.”
I had experiences, at times direct and at times indirect, of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake, and the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. We all felt the reality that all things eventually approach their end; but while this was understood by all, it was a difficult truth that we had to push to the back of our minds in order to live from day to day.
Since then, I have had an interest in the joys and sorrows of those who, even realizing this truth, continue to live in the ephemeral present, and in those phenomena that seem apparent but are hidden, or unsearched for; and I have tried to present these through the medium of photography.
Tetsuya Kusu is a photographer based in Osaka, Japan.
To view more of Tetsuya Kusu's work, please visit his website.