Thoughts of the Forest - Photographs by Wynn Bullock, Takeshi Shikama and Manabu Miyazaki -
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Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts is located in the famed region of Nanroku, Yatsugatake, near the border of Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures and surrounded by a rich deep natural forest, with Yamanashi in fact having one of the largest forest covers in Japan, as well as having plentiful water sources. This year, 2013, the 28th National Cultural Festival will take place in Yamanashi prefecture, with the central theme “Nature and Tradition/Cultural Events – The Pride of Yamanashi”. To coincide with these celebrations Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts presents the exhibition “Thoughts of the Forest” with the work of 3 photographers from Japan and overseas capturing the historic presence of the forest, the growth of its trees and the very roots of the forest to be found in human hearts. Here these artists point to the intricately woven relationship between humans, plants, animals and the great work ahead of us in restoring this balance. In questioning “What can we do at this point?”, this exhibition suggests that we can learn of the workings of the forest, and spread greater awareness towards its importance, combining words and images with the deep thoughts of 3 artists towards nature captured in photography, along with the comments and poems of Sansei Yamao who wrote extensively about the forest.
[Image: Wynn Bullock “Child on Forest Road” 1958, ©1958/2013 Bullock Family Photography LLC]
Artist Talk: Takeshi Shikama
Date: 5th October(Sat) 14:00-15:00
Shikama will provide an introduction to his work included in this exhibition, the appeal of the platinum print, the difference in photographing forests across Japan and overseas, along with an overview of his international artist practice.