17th “1_WALL” Photography Exhibition
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The 17th “1_WALL” Photography Exhibition is part of an open competition for the right to mount a solo show at the gallery. The exhibition will feature works by six finalists who have been selected following two rounds of judging: the first round focusing on all entrants’ portfolios, and the second round consisting of one-on-one discussions between the photographers selected in the initial round and the judges. In this group exhibition, each finalist is allocated one wall on which to show his or her works.
The final round of judging will take place on November 2 while the exhibition is in progress. During this round, which is open to the public, the six finalists will give presentations about their works, and the judges will then discuss the relative merits of the six contenders’ works and select the Grand Prize winner. The winner’s prize includes the privilege of holding a solo show at the gallery one year later, 100,000 yen budget to prepare for the show, plus the right to prepare an exhibition pamphlet.
The seventeenth exhibition in this series brings together an eclectic array of young photographers. Manami Uetake connects the moles and blemishes on her father’s back, as though they were constellations, and photographs the results. Yu Kawasaki takes photos of his family, offering glimpses of the chaos and tranquility to be found in everyday life. Satoshi Terada, using silkscreen, prints photographs of his pregnant wife on newspaper pages. Gai Den photographs scenes, together with people, of towns that once flourished from oil production but are now abandoned. Mio Fukuda depicts her own ill-at-ease feelings amid her ties with others and with society. Machiko Fujimoto takes periodic portrait photos of the same two people.
Public Jury Meeting - Final Round of Judging
Event Date: Nov. 2 (Thu), 18:00-21:30
*Event in Japanese.
*Please see the official website for booking and further details.