Born in Iwate, Japan in 1985, Kazuma Obara is a partner photographer with Swiss photo agency KEYSTONE. He studied sociology at Utsunomiya University and continued his studies at Days Japan Photojournalism School while working in the financial industry. Three days after the earthquake and tsunami disaster on 11th March 2011, he resigned from his job to begin documenting what was happening on the front line. His photographs, which were taken unauthorised inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, were published by multiple European media outlets. His first photo book, Reset Beyond Fukushima , was published by Lars Muller Publishers on 10th March 2012. His 2012 photo exhibition, of portraits of workers who are working on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has been shown more than 30 times in Japan, France and Spain. He has worked for the Guardian, Le Point, Courrier international,ZEIT, El Mundo and DAYS JAPAN, among others.