Following the devastating impact of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, pianist Panos Karan performed for communities in Northeast Japan.
Karan began his visit to Tohoku on 25 August 2011 playing 11 recitals in 8 days for people still living in emergency shelters, schools and temporary housing in the prefectures of Fukushima and Miyage.
Tariq Zaidi, travel photographer, documented this amazing and emotional journey through the images in this book.
Tariq Zaidi is on his way to becoming one of the world’s most respected fine art travel portrait photographers. He has immersed himself in over 100 countries, lived in 10 and speaks 5 languages. Based in London, he travels extensively to developing countries capturing the dignity, purity, and soul of people within their environments. He has published two books: Sierra Leone, The Road To Recovery and A Prayer For Tohoku. In March 2012, his work from Tohoku, the earthquake and Tsunami area in Northern Japan, was displayed in an exhibition at Cadogan Hall, London. In September 2012, his work from Sierra Leone was displayed at the Hellenic Centre in London. Tariq has won major international photography awards for over 20 of his images. He can be contacted through his facebook page (Tariq Zaidi Photography) or his website: http://www.tariqzaidi.com/