From 1969 – 1975 Arita worked on a series of family portraits that would eventually be published over 13 issues of Camera Mainichi under the title “First Born”. This extended body of this work is being shown at Gallery 916, a relatively new exhibition space for photography in Tokyo.
Opening its doors in February of this year, Gallery 916 is in the district of Tokyo called Hamamatsuchō, an area not normally associated with galleries. The space is on the 5th floor of a big warehouse-y building, and were it not for a small sign for the gallery near the entrance to the building, I would have assumed I was in the wrong place.
2 October, 2012
31 August, 2012
7 July, 2012