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Osamu James Nakagawa & Michael Wile Hamburger


In SEISMOPHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGES OF NATURAL DISASTER, photographer James Nakagawa and geophysicist Michael Wile Hamburger examine the feelings of awe, amazement, fear and beauty in relation to the tsunami that hit the Japanese coast in 2011, a natural disaster that changed face of the earth. Nakagawa and Hamburger collaborated to create a new medium that brings together photography and seismology, two forms of visual representation of the world around us. With their seismophotography they edit the photographs that Nakagawa made after the disaster with the methods used by seismologists to record earthquakes – from the rolling movement of a pen that shoots out to digital recordings made by seismographs near the locations depicted in the photographs.
Courtesy of sepiaEYE, New York, United States 


Osamu James Nakagawa (United States, 1962) gained a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and a Master’s degree in Photography, both at the University of Houston. Nakagawa is the director of the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies at the Indiana University in Bloomington. In 2010, he won the Japanese Higashikawa Prize in the category New Photographer. Michael Wile Hamburger (United States, 1953) gained his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Russian Language and Culture at Wesleyan University in Middletown. He gained his Master’s degree in Geology and Seismology at the Indiana University, where he also obtained a PhD in Seismology. Since 2002, he has been a university lecturer at the Geology Department at the Indiana University in Bloomington.