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2013, May 28
Keiji Uematsu, “Cutting‐Axis・Latitude・Longitude” at Yumiko Chiba

"Cutting," 1971 © Keiji Uematsu

Keiji Uematsu’s exhibit at Yumiko Chiba Associates 1 in Shinjuku, up until 6/8, is excellent. YCA not a large space but Uematsu’s mix of photography and sculpture matches it well. I’ve already been twice, and I’ll try to go back again.



							

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2013, May 27
Wataru Yamamoto, “Drawing a Line” at photographers’ gallery

© Wataru Yamamoto

Wataru Yamamoto will hold an exhibition of “Drawing a Line” at photographers’ gallery 1 in Shinjuku, from 6/4 – 6/16. The exhibit will serve as a (somewhat belated) celebration of the publication of his book with MCV MCV 2.

Wataru and I will have a talk event on Saturday, June 8 starting from 4pm, and there will be an opening reception from 6pm.

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Photographers' gallery, Wataru Yamamoto

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2013, May 21
Space Cadet’s “Actual Exhibition #2”

Space Cadet 1 is at it again; after last year’s “Actual Exhibition #1,” 2 they’re following up with “Actual Exhibition #2.” Once again the exhibit will be held at Turner Gallery 3. Dates are 5/24 – 6/2.



							

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2013, May 10
Chu-Ha Chung Exhibit at Session House in Tokyo

© Chung Chu-Ha

Korean photographer Chu-Ha Chung has a show of his work “Does Spring Comes to Stolen Fields?” at Session House  in Kagurazaka, through May 16. The website 1 is kind of a mess, so here’s a link to a map 2 of the gallery.

Last year I wrote a long article for American Photo 3 explaining the background of this work, which draws its title from a Korean poem written under Japanese occupation. I don’t want to bill this exhibit as a Shiga-esque 4 tour de force, but I would recommend seeing it if you can.



							

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3/11 Earthquake, Chu-Ha Chung, Korea

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2013, May 08
Video of Daido Moriyama speaking at the Japan Society in NYC in 2011

I can’t embed it, but there are some good quotes in this talk 1. I think I linked this somewhere before, but I’m posting it again in the interest of making this blog more functional as a research archive.



							

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Daido Moriyama

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2013, May 03
Kitai Kazuo for LPV Magazine

"Total Opposition to the Airport, 1970" © Kazuo Kitai

I wrote about Kazuo Kitai for the most recent issue of LPV Magazine 1. Kitai is an extremely important photographer who is just starting to get some recognition in the past few years. I hope to eventually write about his work at greater length.



							

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2013, May 01
Interview with Daisuke Yokota

© Daisuke Yokota

I’m surprised I didn’t link to this interview I did with Daisuke Yokota 1 before, or that I haven’t written anything about him on this blog yet, given that in the past year he’s become one of the most talked-about photographers in Japan. The interview is almost a year old now, but it’s still a good explanation of what he’s doing.



							

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Daisuke Yokota

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