Erena Shimoda

The Power of Total Immersion

Erena Shimoda

Talk: The Power of Total Immersion

Tokyo-born photographer Erena Shimoda discusses her groundbreaking underwater photography of breast cancer and domestic abuse survivors, people with disabilities, and those living with post-traumatic stress disorder -- and the powerful effects that these submerged portrait sessions have had on the individuals she’s captured. Erena is joined by Laurie Ratliff, one of her portrait subjects, who discusses her experience being photographed underwater by Erena.

Erena Shimoda

Born in Tokyo and now residing in the California, Erena Shimoda is an underwater photographer, who specializes in portraits of breast cancer survivors, domestic violence survivors, those with disabilities, and individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).