Tokyo Photo 2012

TABlog checks out the vernissage for the photography fair

poster for

"Tokyo Photo 2012"

at Tokyo Midtown Hall
in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
This event has ended - (2012-09-28 - 2012-10-01)

In Photo Reports by Tracy Jones 2012-10-07

This year Photo Gallery International paid a memorial tribute to legendary photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto. He passed away in February at age ninety.

Ishimoto was famous for his "Chicago, Chicago" photo series, but this is a great take on movement, patterns and symmetry.

Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, known for their beautiful surreal images.

Inez & Vinoodh's female Sasquatch-like portrait next to what may be the same subject unmasked.

Inez & Vinoody again

Taka Ishii Gallery and Naoya Hatakeyama

Up close, the boarded windows reveal contrasted details.

Camera Work and Steven Shapiro: 'Listen you fuckers...' Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s classic film, 'Taxi Driver'.

Visitors pack The Collector’s Lounge.

Magda Danysz Gallery and JR

JR, a prolific street artist, is known for wheat-pasting his building size portraits in cities around the world.

JR playing with how cameras and guns both 'shoot'

JR's triptych of a Muslim holy man, a Catholic priest, and a Rabbi. According to Magda Danysz Gallery, the Muslim man is on the Israeli side of the border. The Rabbi and Catholic are on the Palestinian side.

The Danziger Gallery and Tereza Vlčková. Vlčková is from the Czech Republic. According to the artist, in this series, children are trying to transcend into their darker selves.

Two women stand near the Nikkei National Geographic space in the Collector’s Lounge.

Picture Photo Space and Ayano Sudo

Magnum Photos and Jonas Bendiksen

Ai Kowada Galllery and Futoshi Miyagi

Tracy Jones

Tracy Jones. Tracy Jones is a writer born and raised in Orlando, FLA. He is the editor of, a blog that covers film, music, art and culture. He has also free-lanced for various publications like Dig In, Alarm Press, Metro Pop, Cooleh, and Under Pressure. He currently lives in Tokyo, Japan with his wife. » See other writings


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