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Yasuhiro Ogawa — from Slowly Down the River

Yasuhiro Ogawa was born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1968, and began to practice photography when he was 24, influenced by the work Sebastiao Salgado. Since his first exhibition titled “Futashika-na-Chizu” which was held at Ginza Kodak Photo-salon, Tokyo, in 1999 — which garnered Ogawa the 37th Taiyo Award in 2000 — Ogawa’s work has been extensively exhibited and published in various publications. This year Ogawa won the prestigious Newcomer’s Award from the Photographic Society of Japan for his Slowly Down the River work, from which the above image comes. The work centers around the construction of the Three Gorges Dam in China, and the profound changes wrought by this massive development.

Please see our review of Slowly Down the River, and a special gallery of Ogawa’s black and white work.

Slowly Down the River is available from the Japan Exposures Bookstore.

Yasuhiro Ogawa Gallery

Japan Exposures is pleased to present the work of Yasuhiro Ogawa, who this year received along with Shintaro Sato the prestigious Newcomer’s Award from the Photographic Society of Japan. Ogawa was born in Kanagawa in 1968 and, influenced by the work of Sebastiao Salgado, took up photography when he was 24. His book, Slowly Down the River, was published by Creo in 2008. [Please see our review]. The gallery below of black and white work was selected by Ogawa himself. Ogawa’s website features ample examples of his work from many different series and projects.

Please also see our Cover Photo featuring Ogawa’s work.