Fukushima’s former residents return home for emotional photoshoot

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that occurred in March 2011 forced hundreds of thousands of the city's residents to evacuate the area.

According to Bored Panda, French photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression have asked some who lived in the ill-fated city to return home for a special photoshoot.

“We asked former residents or inhabitants from the Fukushima region, and in some cases, the actual owners of certain properties, to join us inside the no-go zone and open the doors to these ordinary, but now unfriendly, places.

“Facing the camera, they were asked to act as normally as possible – as if nothing had happened. The idea behind these almost surreal photographs was to combine the banal and the unusual. The fact of the historical nuclear accident gives these images a real plausibility," said the photographers.

Take a look at some of the images Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression snapped in the gallery below.