Dialogue with Charlotte Dumas

Arched Arlington national cemetery VA 2012 Charlotte Dumas is a photographer based in Amsterdam. Her latest book, Anima, features the burial horses of Arlington Cemetery. Japan Exposures: First of all, congratulations to your personal “Japan Exposure” in IMA Magazine! Could you describe how the feature came about? Charlotte Dumas: I think... 

Interview with Shinya Arimoto

Shinya Arimoto was born in 1971 in Osaka. He won the No.35 Taiyo award in 1997 and set up TOTEM POLE PHOTO GALLERY in 2008. Arimoto has been photographing and exhibiting work since 1994. Currently teaching photography at the Tokyo School of Visual Arts, he has supervised and lead the artist-run Totem Pole Photo Gallery since founding it in 2008. John... 

The moon is there, even if I am not looking at it

Review by John Sypal for Japan Exposures The Moon, Following Me is the debut book from Emi Fukuyama, a young photographer living in Tokyo. It is an elegant, nuanced, thoughtful, and beautiful creation, the product of a highly attuned and sophisticated intelligence. Fukuyama’s mesmerizing and beautifully reproduced photographs settle the viewer... 

Hideo Takiura’s Tokyo Products

Due in part to the heat, and in part from being extremely busy of late, I haven’t been able to take in as many photo exhibitions as I would like. However, when I received a postcard advertising Hideo Takiura’s latest show, “Tokyo Products”, I knew that this was one show I would make a special effort for. And I’m glad I... 

A Singular Full Of Plurals — Ken Kitano

Ken Kitano, from Flow and Fusion -- Tokyo Dome Profile by Yu Hidaka for Japan Exposures. Please also see our extended gallery of Kitano’s work. Note: click on images to see large The photographs of Ken Kitano are both extremely concrete and highly philosophical at the same time. Kitano, whom the critic and curator Vince Aletti picked as one of... 

The Burned Field: Takashi Homma and the Rise of Superflat

Text by Silas Dominey for Japan Exposures. Adapted from his dissertation The Japanese City: Representations of Tokyo After the Bubble Burst. Takashi Homma’s extended photographic survey of Tokyo remains, to my mind, the most complete and persuasive body of work completed on the city. (With one caveat, that is: Nobuyoshi Araki’s fictive, sexualised... 

Manabu Yamanaka Gallery

Manabu Yamanaka’s Gyahtei, published earlier this Fall, brings together Yamanaka’s six major series focusing on societal outcasts, including street children, homeless, the physically deformed, and the elderly. Working in a similar vein for over 25 years, each series might take up to four to five years to complete. Yamanaka doesn’t... 

Interview with Shintaro Sato

Shintaro Sato. Photo by Dirk Rösler At first glance, the cityscape photos of Shintaro Sato seem to belong to that cliche of Tokyo as the hyperreal, super cool metropolis à la Blade Runner. Here is the great metropolis, tantalizingly beautiful in the twilight of the day, slowly succumbing to the neon-fueled incandescence of night. But to reduce... 

Travelling with Clowns — Toshio Enomoto

Text and images by Tyler Ensrude for Japan Exposures In Toshio Enomoto’s series Arlequin we can see a beautiful, present-day version of the classic circus right here in the heart of Japan. Arlequin is the French word for clown or jester; sometimes also written harlequin. At first glance, it’s hard to tell when these photographs were taken. It turns... 

Interview with Hiroyo Kaneko

Hiroyo Kaneko - from "Picnics" seriesI first came across the work of Hiroyo Kaneko earlier this year when I received my copy of Lay Flat, the new photography magazine started by Shane Lavalette. Included with the journal were 20 or so photographs by various artists, each printed individually on card stock. When I came to Kaneko’s image... 

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