Mitsuhiko Imamori "Insects: A 4 Billion Year Journey"

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

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Mitsuhiko Imamori is a photographer who communicates the beauty of the world's tropical rainforests, deserts and Japan's natural environments through themes such as the relationship of main to nature, expressed in gorgeous images and accessible writings. This exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography presents an exhibition entitled "Insects: A 4 Billion Year Journey" by one of Japan's most noted nature photographers.
Imamori was born in Shiga prefecture in 1954. He became fascinated by insects and their ecologies from an early age, and has persistently conducted research and other investigations on subjects related to insects all over the world. His photographic work, which defies existing categories, demonstrates a unique sensibility towards nature that has won him much acclaim both at home and abroad.
In recent years Imamori has focused his attention on the area called "Satoyama", centered on his hometown of Lake Biwa, recording through photography the peaceful coexistence of its residents with the nature that surrounds them. This is a project limited not just to collections of photos. Imamori's work, "A Poem in Images: The Life-giving Waterside at Satoyama", has stirred up emotions of nature lovers throughout the world, receiving several international prizes.
This exhibition showcases around 200 works drawn from his representative works "Record of the World of Insects" and "Record of Insects", as well as new work focusing on insect ecologies. Imamori's unique perspective displays a remarkable sympathy for the natural habitats behind the insects themselves, evoking the interconnected relationships that link nature and humans together.

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From 2008-07-05 To 2008-08-17

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