is a photojournalist who covers topics in Japan and overseas
such as the effects of US military bases and environmental
problems. In particular, since the later half of the 90s,
he has covered the damages caused by nuclear mining, testing,
power plants, and the use of depleteted uranium and other
Takashi has been documenting the children
of Iraq since 1998. He has observed the effects of the U.S.
government blockade: no medical supplies, malnourished children,
weakened children dying in large numbers, and the alarming
increase in leukemia, cancer, and physical deformities. To
read Takashi's introduction to his book Children of the
Gulf War, click here.
Takashi has combined approximately 50 of
his photos of Iraq into
an exhibition that is being shown around the world.
"I hope to show to many people
a view of the things happening around the world that I have
been investigating. In the 21st century, where is the world
heading? Can mankind's intelligence lead us to a bright future?
I want you to keep thinking positively."
Morizumi at a demonstration in San Francisco with members
of the Children of the Gulf War US Tour Project.)
For further information about Takashi
Morizumi, visit his Japanese language web site at http://www.morizumi-pj.com/.