Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko is a Russian-French photographer who has been living and working in Tokyo since 2011. He originally visited in 2010 and fell in love with the country. The following year, just months after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, he managed to get a job and made the move.
“I’d been in a slump photographically for a couple of years,” he told Leica Camera. But moving to Tokyo reinvigorated him, and made him much more methodical in his thinking and approach to photography.
Gueorgui soon noticed the resurgence of the political Right in Japan, a movement to abandon Japan’s pacifist stance and militarize once again. At the same time, heaving heard so much about how Japanese youth is uninterested in politics, Gueorgui became fascinated with the protests by students and academics and decided to begin documenting it. The series can be found on his website, but is also part of his new zine “Turbulence,” an intensely personal documentary of changes both private and public, set in Tokyo during 2015 – 2016.