Lost and Found, by Munemasa Takahashi


Immediately after the earthquake in Sendai, Japan, the Salvage Memory Project was born to restore and reestablish to their owners the photographs from family albums that were lost after the tsunami. The Japanese army and a thousand volunteers worked on the recovery of 750,000 photographs. More than 400,000 were returned.

Artist Munemasa Takahashi created the Lost & Found project, with over 4000 photographs in which the images have faded. Photographs containing empty pictures, of human figures, of family stories ... These images offer the visceral emotion of the presence of people and their lives.

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Graduated from the Nippon Photography Institute in Tokyo in 2001. Since the tsunami and earthquake hit Japan in 2011, Takahashi has been involved in the voluntary project Salvage Memory, which endeavours to return lost photographs to their rightful owners.


Location: Fábrica de Cal Garbat. Mossén Jacint Verdaguer, 8. Vilassar de Dalt