石川真生 「LIFE IN PHILLY」

Zen Foto Gallery

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沖縄にこだわり沖縄を撮り続ける写真家 石川真生の『Life in Philly』と『熱き日々 in キャンプハンセン』の2シリーズを展示いたします。

石川真生は1986年夏、米兵として沖縄に駐留していた友人の住むフィラデルフィアを訪ね、約2ヶ月半滞在しています。現地で出会う黒人たちを迫力ある構図で撮影したシリーズ<Life in Philly>。20年を経た今なお、黒人たちの高笑いと熱いシャッター音が見るものを圧倒します。展示されるのは約60枚のヴィンテージプリントになります。

また1982年に石川がはじめて出版した写真集『熱き日々 in キャンプハンセン』から、当時の貴重なプリントも展示します。時と場所を隔てた4つのシリーズが、彼女の実像を鮮明に浮かび上がらせるでしょう。是非ご高覧下さい。

TOKIO OUT of PLACEとZEN FOTO GALLERYにて同時開催。


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2010年07月23日 ~ 2010年08月15日

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zett0n: (2010-07-22)

Mao Ishikawa`s life in Okinawa in 1974-75 was the subject of her first, privately published photo book “Hot Days in Camp Hansen”. The exhibition at Zen Foto is an extremely rare opportunity to see these vintage photographs.

A visit to friends in Philadelphia in resulted in the Mao Ishikawa`s “Life in Philly”. Ishikawa had unlimited access to the uninhibited lives of her friends and extended families in downtown Philadelphia. The result is a vibrant portrait of life in urban Philadelphia ghettoes of the mid-1980s.

Mao Ishikawa is one of Japan`s greatest post-war photographers with a career spanning 6 decades, starting with studies under Shomei Tomatsu in the 1960s. Her work includes painfully honest self-revelatory images, penetrating social commentary, sharply observed portraits of humanity and analyses of national identity. She has lived her life with brio, a maverick. As an Okinawan she was born under US dominion. When Okinawa was subsequently recognized as Japanese she gained a unique perspective on Japan and the concept of nationality. She is also in a minority as a woman in the male-centric world of Japanese photography. In recent years she has also incorporated her age and illnesses into her work. We hope that this exhibition will contribute to the re-evaluation of Mao Ishikawa among the first rank of Japanese photographers.

Mark Pearson, Zen Foto Gallery

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