March 2016

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── 感覚の新しい時代が始まったのです。・・・チェルノブイリは、私たちをひとつの時代から別の時代へと移してしまったのです。私たちの前にあるのはだれにとっても新しい現実です。・・・何度もこんな気がしました。私は未来のことを書き記している……。 スベトラーナ・アレクシエービッチ著『チェルノブイリの祈り 未来の物語』松本妙子[訳](岩波現代文庫, 2011)

Japan Society Gallery in New York will present IN THE WAKE: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11 opening on Friday, March 11, 2016, five years to the day since an enormous earthquake and tsunami struck northeast Japan, devastating coastal regions and setting off nuclear power plant failure. On view through June 12, 2016, the exhibition is the centerpiece of an institution-wide observance of what was the most widely photographed catastrophe in…

I delightfully announce I just received the 41st Kimura Ihei Award, for my first monograph MONUMENTS (PGI, 2015)! I wish to express my warmest thanks to my friends and everyone who have been continuously supported and encouraged me. Facing current retrogression of the freedom of expression in Japan, I continue working harder than before together with my dearest friends, in search of a new language of art, for our contemporaries…