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PRIX PICTET 2017 | Rinko Kawauchi

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Rinko Kawauchi has been nominated for the Prix Pictet Award 2017, The global award in photography and sustainability.  Her series Ametsuchi is in consideration.

 
 

The theme of this year's award is 'Space'

"The Prix Pictet aims to harness the power of photography – all genres of photography – to draw global attention to issues of sustainability, especially those concerning the environment. Founded in 2008 by the Pictet Group, the Prix Pictet has become the world’s leading award for photography and sustainability."

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Prix Pictet Space Award Ceremony & Exhibition
presented by Kofi Annan, Honorary President

Today | Thursday May 4, 2017
Exhibition until May 28, 2017

Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Visit www.prixpictet.com for more details.

10 things you should know about Rinko Kawauchi - Culture Trip

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Rinko Kawauchi, proclaimed first lady of Japanese photography, is discussed on Culture Trip by Lucia Andia.

 
 

Of the ten things mentioned, Rinko builds on narratives, "I want imagination in the photographs I take. It’s like a prologue.".  In each narrative she sees the light and the dark, the balance of dualities.  Her series Light & Shadow from 2011 illustrates the concept perfectly.

While photographing the most ordinary of subjects from sandwiches to spider webs, they serve Rinko as a visual diary, or visual haikus.  Photographing for her is instinctual, but also inspired by her subconscious.  Dreams influenced Rinko to create her series Ametsuchi, which translates to 'songs of the universe'.  And notably, Rinko's camera of choice is a Roliflex, the same camera used by aclaimed Irving Penn.

Read the full checklist of 10 Things to Know About Rinko Kawauchi on Culture Trip

Video Interview with Japanese Photographers - Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now at SFMOMA

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Explore a series of Video Interviews with artists Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama, Rinko Kawauchi, Tomoko Sawada, Ishiuchi Miyako, Asako Narahashi and others in light of the exhibition "Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now" on SFMOMA online here:

Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki

Tomoko Sawada

Tomoko Sawada

Asako Narahashi

Asako Narahashi

Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki

Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama

Ichiuchi Miyako

Ichiuchi Miyako

Rinko Kawauchi

Rinko Kawauchi

Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama

Ichiuchi Miyako

Ichiuchi Miyako

Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now is on view at SFMOMA until March 12, 2017.

For more information please visit the artists' ROSEGALLERY profiles:
Rinko Kawauchi, Daido MoriyamaTomoko Sawada, Asako Narahashi

Tomoko Sawada, Rinko Kawauchi in "Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now" at SFMOMA

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Tomoko Sawada, Rinko Kawauchi, as well as Yasumasa Morimura, Leiko Shiga and Ishiuchi Miyako will be on view in Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now at the SFMOMA this fall.  
15 October, 2016 - 12 March, 2017, Floor 3

Rinko Kawauchi,  Untitled , from the series  the eyes, the ears , 2005

Rinko Kawauchi, Untitled, from the series the eyes, the ears, 2005

Lieko Shiga,  Tomlinson FC , from the series  Lilly , 2005

Lieko Shiga, Tomlinson FC, from the series Lilly, 2005

Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now includes photographs from the 1960s, when major figures such as Shomei Tomatsu and Daido Moriyama investigated Americanization and industrial growth; the more personal and performative work of Nobuyoshi Araki and Eikoh Hosoe; and photography addressing the present culture and the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Organized thematically, the show explores topics such as Japan’s relationship with America, changes in the city and countryside, and the emergence of women, especially Miyako Ishiuchi, Rinko Kawauchi, and Lieko Shiga, as significant contributors to contemporary Japanese photography.

Read more on SFMOMA.org

Exhibition "In The Wake" Reflect on Fukushima Earthquake and Tsunami on 5 Year Anniversary on The Creator's Project

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The natural disaster in Japan in March of 2011 that shook the earth, stirred the ocean and shocked the hearts of Fukushima residents, miraculously brought several artists together to visually explore their emotions.  ROSEGALLERY artist Rinko Kawauchi as well as Lieko Shiga are among others to photograph the landscape and exhibit in The Japan Society exhibition In The Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11.  Read the article from VICE's The Creator's Project blog.

Lieko Shiga, Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore) 45 from the series Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore), 2012

In the Wake is divided into three sections: documentary, experimental, and narrative. Tomoko Yoneda's serene photos offer a unique perspective of the people, plants, and animals directly after the events of 3/11. Experimental photographer Nobuyushi Araki was in Tokyo during the tsunami, also physically insulated from its effects. Kamiya says he "took the negatives of photographs that he had taken around and on 3/11/11 and physically slashed them. They relate to his own struggle with cancer, and the loss of his sight in one eye." Lieko Shiga lived in a village in the Tōhoku region, documenting its history, since 2008. She captures images that unpack the village's most important human events, contributing those of 3/11 to the exhibition.

View the exhibition at The Japan Society until 12 June, 2016.

Source: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/fu...

Photographers Remember Fukushima Earthquake on 5th Year Anniversary

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Currently on view at New York's Japan Society is a commemorative exhibition, In the Wake: Japanese Photographers respond to 3/11, for the 5th anniversary of the Fukushima Earthquake in Northern Japan.  With 18,000 deaths, 400,000 displacements, a nuclear meltdown and  extraordinary flooding, the cataclysmic event has changed the lives and landscape of Japan with profound weight.  It has become the most photographed disaster in history.

Photographers Rinko Kawauchi, a native to Shiga just east of Kyoto, and Lieko Shiga from Aichi, are among many other photographs with all differing viewpoints of the devastation. 

Rinko Kawauchi, Still from   Light and Shadow  , 2011 -   "In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11" at Japan Society, New York

Rinko Kawauchi, Still from Light and Shadow, 2011 - "In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11" at Japan Society, New York

Kawauchi took accounts of her photographing with writing.  She shares, “Standing there for a while, I considered the smallness of my existence; so small that even a gust of wind could have blown me away.”  The photographs on exhibit show two pigeons flying above what looks like a ground-zero of bomb warfare. 

Lieko Shiga,  Mother's Gentle Hands , 2009. Japan Society.

Lieko Shiga, Mother's Gentle Hands, 2009. Japan Society.

Shiga, on the other hand, focuses on individual lives in a small town of Kitakama.  Of the 380 person population 53 were lost in the disaster.  Shiga has a staged approach to the portraiture to convey the culture of the town.  

According to Shiga, her photographs are “'unconsciously connected' to the specific events of 3/11, [and meant to] bring a mesmerizing spell of spiritual transcendence and catharsis to the trauma of mass destruction."

The exhibition will be on view from 11 March through 12 June, 2016 at the Japan Society in New York City.

Read the artsy article HERE.

Source: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editor...

Artist news, Rinko Kawauchi exhibition "The River Embraced Me" in Japan

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Rinok Kawauchi's The River Embraced Me is currently on exhibit from 23 January through 27 March 2016 at The Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto in Japan.

Untitled "The River Embraced Me" series from 2015 © Rinko Kawauchi

Untitled "The River Embraced Me" series from 2015 © Rinko Kawauchi

"Her exhibition, The River Embraced Me, unifies the stories of people’s memories with works of photography — featuring her brand new works shot across forty different locations, all inspired by memories of the people of Kumamoto. By capturing the backdrops of these recollections, the experience brings life to memory within the photographer, and as such allows the viewer to feel the budding of memories of their own." -Torch Press

The new series, The River Embraced Me as well as previous bodies of work, Cui Cui, Illuminance and Ametsuchi, will be on exhibit as a homecoming display of Rinko Kawauchi's work retrospectively.

Visit camk.or.jp for details.
Buy the book The River Embraced Me via Torch Press HERE.

Source: http://www.camk.or.jp/event/exhibition/kaw...