The effects of the tsunami continue to reverberate through Japan. Along with the tragic loss of life, treasured possessions have been lost forever. Our photographer Adam Pretty has set out to replace some of what was lost.

On 11 March 2011, one of the biggest earthquakes and tsunamis in recent history devastated northern parts of Japan. Many of the survivors’ homes and belongings have been washed away.

Among the most valuable things lost were their photographs – especially of their wedding days.

In collaboration with iStockphoto, Adam plans to re-shoot lost wedding portraits of tsunami survivors to show how photography can contribute to society.

Adam is one of three recipients of the inaugural Getty Images Editorial Fellowship, a program designed to reward and recognise the very best photojournalists on our team.

Every day, all over the world, our staff photographers confront the human condition – documenting our struggles and triumphs, our moments of weakness and strength – so that all aspects of life can be depicted within the publications our customers represent.The effects of the tsunami continue to reverberate through Japan. Along with the tragic loss of life, treasured possessions have been lost forever. Our photographer Adam Pretty has set out to replace some of what was lost.

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