A series of portraits from photographer Gavin Mcintyre.

Natsuko Yoshida, deputy general manager in charge of revitalization in Namie, Japan, stands in front of buildings damaged by the earthquake and evacuated due to radiation from the Fukushima power plant explosion. Yoshida is working to open Namie back up to its residents, who have been displaced to various locations throughout Fukushima prefecture. August 15, 2014.

Natsuko Yoshida, deputy general manager in charge of revitalization in Namie, Japan, stands in front of buildings damaged by the earthquake and evacuated due to radiation from the Fukushima power plant explosion. Yoshida is working to open Namie back up to its residents, who have been displaced to various locations throughout Fukushima prefecture. August 15, 2014.

Dr. Sae Ochi after giving a talk at a community center in Soma, Japan. Ochi is involved with monitoring the effect the Fukushima power plant meltdown is having on the health of residents in Fukushima, Japan. August 15, 2014. Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Dr. Sae Ochi after giving a talk at a community center in Soma, Japan. Ochi is involved with monitoring the effect the Fukushima power plant meltdown is having on the health of residents in Fukushima, Japan. August 15, 2014.
Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Toshihiko Takahama, principal of Toyoma Junior High School, talks in the gym of Toyoma High School about how the tsunami destroyed the school and the surrounding area. Residents of Toyoma are divided about whether to rebuild the school because of the painful memories of the tsunami. August 20, 2014. Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Toshihiko Takahama, principal of Toyoma Junior High School, talks in the gym of Toyoma High School about how the tsunami destroyed the school and the surrounding area. Residents of Toyoma are divided about whether to rebuild the school because of the painful memories of the tsunami. August 20, 2014.
Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Akira Fukuda, a singer-songwriter from Minamisoma, Japan, stands at the site where a tsunami caused by the March 11th earthquake took the lives of people attempting to escape. Fukuda's two daughters lost their homes to the tsunami. He recently debuted an album dedicated to the tragedy, and hopes people around the world won't forget about Fukushima. August 17, 2014. Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Akira Fukuda, a singer-songwriter from Minamisoma, Japan, stands at the site where a tsunami caused by the March 11th earthquake took the lives of people attempting to escape. Fukuda’s two daughters lost their homes to the tsunami. He recently debuted an album dedicated to the tragedy, and hopes people around the world won’t forget about Fukushima. August 17, 2014.
Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Katsuichi Chiba, managing director of the Tsuchiyu hot spring cooperative, stands in front of a machine creating geothermal energy for the town. Tsuchiyu, known in Japan for its hot springs, was struck by the March 11th earthquake, and has lost the tourism it once had. However, people such as Kato are trying to revive the town. August 14, 2014. Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Katsuichi Chiba, managing director of the Tsuchiyu hot spring cooperative, stands in front of a machine creating geothermal energy for the town. Tsuchiyu, known in Japan for its hot springs, was struck by the March 11th earthquake, and has lost the tourism it once had. However, people such as Kato are trying to revive the town. August 14, 2014.
Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Kazuya Sato, 22, a geography major, sits on the campus plaza steps at Fukushima University in Japan. Sato was trapped on a train when the earthquake struck, and now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite this, Sato continues to go to school, and has been accepted to Tokyo University for graduate school. August 21, 2014. Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Kazuya Sato, 22, a geography major, sits on the campus plaza steps at Fukushima University in Japan. Sato was trapped on a train when the earthquake struck, and now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite this, Sato continues to go to school, and has been accepted to Tokyo University for graduate school. August 21, 2014.
Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Shinichi Katahira, a peach farmer from Fukushima, Japan, stands in front of the peach trees in his orchard. Katahira had to decontaminate his land after the Fukushima power plant explosion, and has to take his fruit to a food monitoring center in order to determine the food's safety before he can sell them at the market. August 13, 2014. Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Shinichi Katahira, a peach farmer from Fukushima, Japan, stands in front of the peach trees in his orchard. Katahira had to decontaminate his land after the Fukushima power plant explosion, and has to take his fruit to a food monitoring center in order to determine the food’s safety before he can sell them at the market. August 13, 2014.
Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Takumi Takano poses at a temporary housing center for Tomioka City residents that were evacuated due to the spread of radioactive materials from the Fukushima power plant explosion. Despite losing her home Takano remains positive and alway tells herself to smile. August 14, 2014. Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Takumi Takano poses at a temporary housing center for Tomioka City residents that were evacuated due to the spread of radioactive materials from the Fukushima power plant explosion. Despite losing her home Takano remains positive and alway tells herself to smile. August 14, 2014.
Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Tokiko Sugimoto poses in her home at the Sasaya Higashi Temporary Housing District in Fukushima, Japan. Sugimoto escaped the waves of the tsunami, but had to be evacuated due to the spread of radioactive materials from the Fukushima power plant explosion that reached her home in Namie. August 18, 2014.

Tokiko Sugimoto poses in her home at the Sasaya Higashi Temporary Housing District in Fukushima, Japan. Sugimoto escaped the waves of the tsunami, but had to be evacuated due to the spread of radioactive materials from the Fukushima power plant explosion that reached her home in Namie. August 18, 2014.

Tomoko Endo poses at a temporary housing center for Tomioka City residents in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Endo had to be evacuated due to the spread of radioactive materials from the Fukushima power plant explosion. Endo hopes for better, and is looking toward the future. August 14, 2014. Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Tomoko Endo poses at a temporary housing center for Tomioka City residents in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Endo had to be evacuated due to the spread of radioactive materials from the Fukushima power plant explosion. Endo hopes for better, and is looking toward the future. August 14, 2014.
Photo by Gavin McIntyre

Toshihiko Takahama, principal of Toyoma Junior High School, talks in the gym of Toyoma High School about how the tsunami destroyed the school and the surrounding area. Residents of Toyoma are divided about whether to rebuild the school because of the painful memories of the tsunami. August 20, 2014.

Toshihiko Takahama, principal of Toyoma Junior High School, talks in the gym of Toyoma High School about how the tsunami destroyed the school and the surrounding area. Residents of Toyoma are divided about whether to rebuild the school because of the painful memories of the tsunami. August 20, 2014.

Yoshiko Aoki poses at a temporary housing center for Tomioka City residents in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Aoki had to be evacuated due to the spread of radioactive materials from the Fukushima power plant explosion. August 14, 2014.

Yoshiko Aoki poses at a temporary housing center for Tomioka City residents in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Aoki had to be evacuated due to the spread of radioactive materials from the Fukushima power plant explosion. August 14, 2014.

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