A portrait of Tadao Ando for “Numéro Art”


I photographed Tadao Ando, a Japanese architect, for French magazine “Numéro art“ for it’s 4th issue.

Link to Numéro art online

Leica interviews on Almost Paradise

Leica blog features my interview on making a project "Almost paradise", a project on migrants' journey from South America to U.S.

Link to Leica website

Ibasyo on the book review of Asahi Shimbun newspaper

New book "Ibasyo" had a book review on Asahi Shimbun Newspaper. This is probably the most influential book review in Japan. The reviewer was Shigeki Noya, a former professor of Philosophy at University of Tokyo.

Ibasyo project on Asahi Shimbun newspaper

Asahi Shimbun newspaper recently published an article about my long-term project "Ibasyo" and the book while I was giving back the traveling book and the published book to Hiromi, one of the girls I photographed during this project.

New title “Ibasyo“ book exhibition

I would like to invite you to the new exhibition "Ibasyo", the new title published from Kousakusha Publishing house.

This exhibition focus on the photo book "Ibasyo". This is not an ordinary photo exhibition. My focus is to tell the story thorough the journey that I have gone through while making this project as a book form. Hope you enjoy this little different exhibition than a normal photo exhibition.

There is an opening event on April 21st from 6pm. Please come visit if you are in Kansai area.

Venue: Mirage Gallery(map
Address: 3-9-10-303, Kitanagasadori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0012, JAPAN
Date: April 21st - May 6th, 2018
Web: www.miragegallery.jp
Email: ayaka@rokkophotofestival.com

“Ibasyo“ book launch

I am delighted to announce that we will have a book launch event for my new title "Ibasyo" on March 24th (sat), 2018 at Rokujigen, in Tokyo. You will also be able to puarchase this new title at the event, little earlier than the books stores.

I have been working on the book "Ibasyo", a long-term project on young Japanese girls who had been suffering sel-harm. I have started this project in 2004. The project has transformed into  different form not only photographing but also the way to return something to the subject.

At the book launch, I will be talking about this 14 years project; how I came across with this project, the process during shooting, about the book journey project, then the process of book making etc

Please come visit if you are in Tokyo area.

"Ibasyo" book launch
Date: March 24, 2018 (sat)
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Entry fee: 1500 Yen
Venue: Rokujigen(3 minutes walk from Ogikubo station of JR Chuo Line → 地図
Address: 2F, 1-10-3 Kamiogi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0043
Booking: Email the number of seats you want to book to
Web: http:
Email: rokujigen_ogikubo@yahoo.co.jp

Exhibition at Polka Galerie in Paris

Some of the works from the latest series "Rhapsody in the dark" will be exhibited as a part of collective show at Polka Galerie in Paris.

One of my works exhibited is with 90 prints all printed by my hands in the darkroom with traditional technic put together in 120x80cm frame. This will be the unique edition.

The collective exhibition "Land of the Islands",  conceived as a photographic trip around the theme of insularity. The invited photographers will dialogue for the occasion, exploring the roots and the poetic identity of a series of universes open on the ocean but curled up on themselves. Tiny pitches, islands-continent. Secret atolls, languages of the earth. From the largest island in the world - Greenland - to the Island of Beauty - Corsica - through the Cyclades, Sicily, Iceland, Stromboli, Okinawa, the Faroe Islands and Lofoten, Madagascar, New Guinea , Hokkaido and the Galapagos, the walls of Polka are transformed into an archipelago.

The exhibition is there until March 3rd, 2018. Please stop by Polka Galerie if you are in Paris.

[ Artists exhibited ]
Carmelo Bongiorno
Bernard Cantié
William Klein
Daido Moriyama
Sebastião Salgado
Joakim Eskildsen
Claude Nori
Jacob Aue Sobol
Kosuke Okahara