20th “1_WALL” Photography Exhibition

Guardian Garden

poster for 20th “1_WALL” Photography Exhibition

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Starting March 19 (Tue) Guardian Garden will host the 20th “1_WALL” Photography Exhibition, part of an open competition for the right to mount a solo show at the gallery. The exhibition will feature works by six finalists after 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 April 12 (Fri), i.e. 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 is the privilege of holding a solo show at the gallery one year later, plus 200,000 yen to prepare for the show.

The twentieth exhibition in this series brings together an eclectic array of young photographers. Seiko Ishikawa takes photos of scenes from everyday life that she doesn’t want to forget. Lu Wang snaps moments when she senses something out of place around Tokyo. Tatsuya Konda, from his interest in the existence of god, photographed the “hidden Christians” living on Ikitsuki Island in Nagasaki Prefecture. Shantel Liao creates works that ponder issues of gender and sex. Hiroki Nonoyama shot monochrome photos of residential areas at night, captured in artificial light. Narumi Hiramoto makes one work every day in his room.



from March 19, 2019 to April 20, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-04-12 from 21:00 to 21:30



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