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Mayumi Suzuki

The Restoration Will
Japan   www.mayumisuzuki.jp

My parents, who a owned photo studio, went missing after the 2011 tsunami. After the disaster, I found my father’s lens, portfolio, and our family album buried in the mud and the rubble.
One day, I tried to take a landscape photo with my father’s muddy lens. The image came out dark and blurry, like a view of the deceased. Through taking it, I felt I could connect this world with that world. I felt like I could have a conversation with my parents, though in fact that is impossible. By arranging these photos, I have attempted to reproduce it.