TOHOKU-Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers

This exhibition of photographs of Tohoku, which marks the first anniversary of the great earthquake, does not attempt to document the damage or recovery but instead uses photography to show the natural and cultural environment of Tohoku along with its people and their way of life. It is composed of the work of nine individual photographers and one photographers’ group who belong to a variety of generations and stylistic tendencies but are all from Tohoku. Photographs taken in the 1940s will be shown alongside images of the present.  By presenting the viewpoints of highly individualistic photographers who represent the past, present, and future, this exhibition aims at introducing many fascinating aspects of Tohoku to the people of the world.

May 31 - June 23, 2018
La Rotonde des Arts Contemporains (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)

March 19 - 29, 2018
Orasis Art Gallery (Surabaya, Indonesia)

January 17 - 31, 2018
Bentara Budaya, Jakarta (Jakarta, Indonesia)

November 7 - December 7, 2017
Pakistan National Council of the Arts (Islamabad, Pakistan)

October 21 - November 12, 2017
Torre Malakoff (Recife, Brazil)

October 11 - 22, 2017
Cermodern (Ankara, Turkey)

August 29 - September 30, 2017
Justice Palace (Manaus City, Brazil)

July 20 - August 13, 2017
Parana Museum (Curitiba-PR, Brazil)

May 26 - July 12, 2017
Centro Cultural São Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Photo titled Around Inagaki, Tsugaru-shi, taken by Hiroshi Oshima
Ichiro Kojima
Around Inagaki, Tsugaru-shi 1960
Courtesy of Hiroko Kojima

Photo titled A Deer Shot Dead, November 2009, Kamaishi, Iwate, taken by Masaru Tatsuki
Masaru Tatsuki
A Deer Shot Dead, November 2009, Kamaishi, Iwate 2009
Courtesy of Artist

Photo titled Kesengawa, 2003/08/23, taken by Naoya Hatakeyama
Naoya Hatakeyama
Kesengawa, 2003/08/23 2003
Courtesy of Artist

Photo titled Ohamaza-cho, La Ville de la chance, taken by Hiroshi Oshima
Hiroshi Oshima
Ohamaza-cho, La Ville de la chance 1979
Courtesy of Artist

Photo titled Reflection of Green Beech Woods, taken by Meiki Lin
Meiki Lin
Reflection of Green Beech Woods 2011
Courtesy of Artist

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