Statement: Kohey Kanno

“The photographs were all taken at Saipan, formerly a Japanese island, having now been in the possession of the United States since 1944.  I felt I had to read up on this place.  I learned that forty thousand people had been killed there during the Second World War.


It occurred to me that the landscape photographs looked as obscure as they did because they depicted the scene of the crime, and the scene had not been cleansed…”




By Kohey Kanno