I created this montage as a prayer for those in Japan and for those with family and friends in Japan. I realize it starts off with surreal and troubling images but I tried to humanize it and end the video with a feeling of hope. If you feel it’s worthy, please pass this prayer along.

I do not own any of these photos within the video. Full credit goes to:
1. David Moir/Reuters
2. Toshifumi Kitam/France Presse/Getty Images
3. Jo Yong Hak/Reuters
4. European Press Photo Agency
5. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images
6. Saitama Shimbun/AP/Kyodo News
7. Kyodo News
8. Reuters
9. Reuters
10. Kyoto News
11. Toshiyuki Tsun/HI Shumbun/AP
12. European Press Photo Agency
13. Toru Hanai/Reuters
14. Kimimasa May/
15. European Press Photo Agency
16. European Press Photo Agency
17. Kyodo News via AP
18. Kyoto News via Reuters
19. Kyodo News via AP
20. Shiho Fukuda/International Herald-Tribune
21. Reuters
22. Jo Yong Hak/Reuters
23. Matt Dunham/AP
24. Wally Santana/AP
25. Hannibal Hanschke/European Press Photo Agency
26. Kyodo News
27. Hiroto Sekiguchi/Shiyo via AP
28. Shuji Kajiyama/AP
29. Kimimasa May/European Press Photo Agency
30. Japanese Defense Ministry via AP
31. Amit Dave/Reuters
32. Goomichi via CNN iReporter

Music taken from the soundtrack of “Star’s Lover” (스타의연인) 2008

Please remember to donate any way you can.  For those in Hawaii please remember to get your Aloha for Japan T-shirt, all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross disaster relief fund.


16 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jason Nishimura on March 16, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Great job!


  2. Posted by Heidi on March 16, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Brandon, you did an amazing job! It’s incredibly heartbreaking, but like you said, there is a feeling of hope!! lots of prayers!!!


  3. Great Job. Thanks for doing that.


  4. This brought tears to my eyes. The last picture was a good one to close with.


  5. Posted by Marie Imanaka on March 17, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I looked at this from Nat’s post on Facebook and I’m grateful I did. I never share stuff like this but this video is special and evokes the right emotions.


  6. Posted by Wenli Lin on March 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Brandon, this powerful video captures the essence of the disaster and the frailty of mankind. Thank you for doing this; I’ll be passing it on.


  7. Posted by Ashitaka on March 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing with us your message of hope.


  8. Posted by Satomi on March 18, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Thank you! Brandon.


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