Japan – March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011 is a day that can define a decade, a country, and a generation. The magnitude of destruction, the unthinkable tragedy, and the emerging triumphant stories are amazing to witness. Amazing on both ends of the spectrum.

I have a lot of trouble absorbing the scale of these images outside of a John Cusack movie. It’s natural to look for a baseline in a photo – something that gives us perspective so we can translate it into what we understand and know. When I try to do that here, I just get a surreal feeling. “No, it can’t be.” But it is.

All images are courtesy of the AP and more can be found at the NY Times.

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