February 22, 2012 | Leave a comment OSAKA: Japan Earthquake Photo Exhibition Kizuna: The Bonds of Emotion Japan Earthquake Photo Exhibition TWO LOCATIONS! March 12-16, 2012: State of Illinois Thompson Center ground level lobby (100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL) March 21-31, 2012: Block 37 (108 North State Street, Chicago, IL) Both exhibits are free and open to the public. March 11, 2012 will mark the one year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The months after this disaster brought to the forefront incredible stories of resilience and generosity as Japan began recovery efforts. The Nikkei, the leading Japanese business newspaper, chronicled the devastation and recovery efforts through an extensive collection of photographs that they have shared with our city. The Osaka Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International in partnership with the Japan America Society of Chicago, Office of the Governor of Illinois, Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, City of Osaka (Chicago Office), Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago, JETRO Chicago, School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago, Chicago Loop Alliance, Chicago Photography Collective, and Japan Society, Inc. (New York) are currently developing an exhibition of forty-six photos, approximately 16 by 24, which will be featured at two downtown galleries. The first exhibit will be featured at the State of Illinois Thompson Center on the ground level lobby, March 12-16 (the Thompson Center is closed Sunday, March 11). The following week, the photography exhibit will be moved to Block 37 (108 N. State Street), March 21-31. Similar Nikkei photo exhibitions are being produced in New York and London. Click here for more information.