For the upcoming Tsuka exhibition at the CCP we have commissioned the wonderful Risaku Suzuki to produce a new series of photographs in response to the themes investigated. The new series is titled Kyozuka, Kumano and the photographs were made with a large-format 8x10” camera and will be exhibited as exquisitely detailed contact prints.Read More
These photographs were taken after 3/11 in Fukushima. Imai visited the stricken area often and selected landscape locations 20 km from the 'zone.' where it is silent and mistakenly looks like nothing has happened. Imai quietly questions if the area beyond 20 kms is actually safe? For Tsuka Imai is also working on a video iteration of this powerful project.Read More
In this interview with Dr. Kristian Haggblom, Obara discusses the aftermath of the release of his award winning book. He also lets us in on his new Chernobyl project, and further explores Asian war atrocities through his new projects.Read More
A single photograph contains various powers – the beauty of light, the presence of objects and the people, and expressions from shadows. It never points in a single direction. It has distinctive and multiple vectors. We breathe in the places where these vectors come and go.
This is the free space where our mind can swim.Read More
Tama-chan is a photographic investigation of a friend who I have concern for. Sadly, her life has been directed by death and violence. Perhaps she belongs in an older Japan? The technological advancements and the fast pace of contemporary society wear her energy and spirit down.Read More
Kazuma Obara's Silent Histories is a delicate and complex look at the devastation of war. In this interview with Dr. Kristian Haggblom, Obara discusses the origins and process behind the creation of his first photobook, and the intricacies of telling the story of a hidden generation of Japanese people.Read More