There are two photo albums of Japan. One is an official album: pictures that were taken by the official photographer. The other one is an unofficial album: pictures that were taken or purchased by the onboard scientists (I have just shared this album on the timeline). Some of these unofficial pictures might be around the Kanto region.
The pictures that are displayed in the gallery are samples of superimposing old and new pictures to show the change. Participants found the locations and took the photographs, but I put them together to illustrate the ways that old and new images can be compared. My intention was to inspire future members to find ways to combine the old and new images.
In 2007/08, I visited some of the locations in the official photographs myself. I photographed about 12 locations but it was for a different project and my interests were different. In this project I am interested in how other people feel about the activity of researching and rephotographing the locations. I am interested in people's stories.
I am not worries about some locations being photographed more than once. In fact, this is really interesting because we can begin to see different points of view. For example, in Bermuda, two members photographed the same locations without knowledge of each other, and it showed their different approaches, which was fascinating. Additionally, although I have visited some of the locations in Japan myself, there is always the possibility that I could have been wrong :)
Please feel free to contribute photographs of any of the locations in Japan. If you can find a location that hasn't be rephotographed, that is wonderful. If you visit a location that has been visited before, that is wonderful as well. I am interested in your view of these places and your view of the old/new :)
With any collaborative project, there are always terms and conditions. Please take some time to read these. A lot of time was spent writing them. If there is anything you are unsure about, please email me and we can talk about it :)