Japan is still reeling from the 9.0- magnitude earthquake and tsunami — and series of aftershocks — that have left the country in disrepair. According to the AP, thousands are missing or dead, entire cities lie in ruin and the fear of radiation still looms.
"How do you make a picture of something that's basically nonexistent?" NPR photographer David Gilkey mused aloud on the phone yesterday. In Japan it was about 11:30 pm, and he had just spent the day trying to capture the devastation in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture — or what remains of it.
This week's mission begins with this 1-minute video:Thanks to our handy smartphone cameras, this mission is pretty "1,2,3 simple" I think. (Of course you're welcome to use a "real" camera if you'd like :)Please send your photo by Friday.
Takashi Restaurant is raising money for the victims of the Japan earthquake. Beginning this weekend, customers can choose to donate $5 after they dine. 91% of donations will go directly to the victims.