The 23rd “1_WALL” Photography Exhibition

Guardian Garden

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The 23rd “1_WALL” Photography Exhibition is part of an open competition for the right to mount a solo show at Guardian Garden. The exhibition will feature works by five 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 designers selected in the initial round and the judges. For this group exhibition, each finalist is allocated one wall on which to show his or her works.

The live web streaming of final round of judging will take place while the exhibition is in progress. During this round, which is open to the public, the five finalists will give presentations of their works, and the judges will then discuss the relative merits of the five 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 300,000 yen to prepare for the show.

The twenty-third exhibition in this series brings together an eclectic array of five young photographers. Sei Katori, who grew up near the border between two prefectures, created a visual record, approximately 13 hours long, on the theme of borderlines. Chihiro Kihara pondered the meaning of religious faith based on her own experiences, taking photographs of Buddhist temples and Tibet’s Mount Kailash. Yasuhiro Sakuma took portraits of people he met at the Tama River. Disheng Zeng shot photos of his grandfather’s house in his native China. Manami Hasegawa photographed a rock, mulling over the beliefs and legends associated with it.



from May 18, 2021 to June 19, 2021



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