Hiromi Tsuchida

Hair

c. 1979-1982, printed 1994
Hiroko Yamashita (18 at the time) was at home, 800 meters from the hypocenter. She and her six-year-old brother were caught under the house as it collapsed. After rescuing her brother she sought refuge elsewhere in the fire-ravaged town. On August 21, her younger brother died. Around August 25, when her mother combed her hair, all of it fell out with only three strokes.
Title
Hair
Date
c. 1979-1982, printed 1994
Medium
Photograph
Materials
gelatin silver print
Dimensions
60.4 x 50.5 cm; image: 31.9 x 31.9 cm
Nationality
Japanese
Credit line
Gift of the artist, Tokyo, 1994
Accession number
37506