Still, not all of his imagery is so easily consumed. In 2011, over a span of three months, he made some of the most haunting work of his career. Though he had documented his hometown of Rikuzentakata, Japan, earlier in the decade, he photographed it again in the immediate aftermath of the 3/11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Upon his return, he found the area devastated, his childhood home in ruins, and the life of his mother tragically taken during the disaster. Somehow, though, his images of the destruction remain surprisingly removed. They are quiet, focused and intentional. In the exhibition, the images from 2011 are juxtaposed with an earlier video installation of images of his mother, of the Kesengawa river, and the way the environment once appeared.