Chen Wei's small world of the bigger issues

Nov 17, 2015

Chen Wei's small world of the bigger issues

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In Chen Wei’s moody night scenes, the party’s over and everyone has gone home. A couple of disco balls have crashed to the floor looking like globes of planets built and populated by robots. In two other images, empty imported and native Chinese beer ...

Hokkaido photographer documents neighboring Sakhalin

Nov 12, 2015

Hokkaido photographer documents neighboring Sakhalin

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Photographer Masayoshi Saito has spent the past decade shooting the rugged expanses of Sakhalin Island, with the hope that his images will create better understanding between the Russian and Japanese people. Saito, 60, a retired local government official in Hokkaido, has had to overcome ...

Deutsche Bank sets the right standard

Nov 3, 2015

Deutsche Bank sets the right standard

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There is an image in the Deutsche Bank Collection exhibition at the Hara Museum that, at first sight, seems slightly out of place. It is a street scene in New York that glows in the warm light of a sunset. Office workers can be ...

Hiroji Kubota's lens is a witness to history

Oct 24, 2015

Hiroji Kubota's lens is a witness to history

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Photographer Hiroji Kubota believes that “everyone has a great drama to tell.” With the release of his retrospective photo book, simply titled “Hiroji Kubota Photographer,” now it’s his turn to tell his. As the sole Japanese member of Magnum Photos, the international collective founded ...

Photographer aims to explain Okinawa's tensions in pictures

Oct 1, 2015

Photographer aims to explain Okinawa's tensions in pictures

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It is not easy to regard oneself as an oppressor. While Japanese enjoyed unprecedented prosperity in recent decades, residents of Okinawa have endured a burden others simply do not appreciate, says photographer Ari Hatsuzawa, who has published a pictorial study of what he calls ...

What lies behind the bright lights of the city

Sep 29, 2015

What lies behind the bright lights of the city

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When visitors enter The Container, the micro-gallery housed inside Bross hair salon in Tokyo’s Nakameguro neighborhood, they’ll be faced with a faintly illuminated photograph that divides the space into two. The artwork, which forms the center of Suzanne Mooney’s solo show, titled “A Few ...