Entry Title: "Tsunami Survivor Greives Loss"
Hiroto Sekiguchi
, Japan
Category: Professional, Press

Entry Description:

Yoshikatsu Hiratsuka, 66, breaks down and grieves by rubble that the body of his mother, Minori, 93, is still buried 6 days after tsunami devastated the area in Onagawa, Miyagi Pref. Yoshikatsu and his mother was together when tsunami clashed their home, swallowed them. He survived but not his mother. Yoshikatsu keeps saying out "Sorry for keeping you left here, Sorry...Sorry" as body of his wife, Hiroko, 61, is also laid on frozen ground beside of the wreckage where Minori is still buried. His son Masaru, 38, still remains undiscovered.

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About the Artist:

Born in 1984, Hiroto Sekiguchi is Japanese Photographer based in Tokyo. He started career as a photographer in 2005 at college. In 2007, he graduated Nihon University College of Art. He has been honored with several awards. In 2011, Gold Prize, Yonhap International Press Photo Award and Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards. In 2012, 2nd Place, Impact 2011 Japan Earthquake Category, and 3rd Place, News Picture Story Newspaper Category, Pictures of the Year International. 2nd Place, Natural Disaster Category and 3rd Place, Natural Disaster Picture Story Category, NPPA The Best of Photojournalism. Gold Prize, Natural Environmental Category and Gold Prize, Feature Story Category, Prix de la Photographie Paris.