Shinjuku Nikon Salon is currently hosting two photo exhibitions offering viewers an opportunity first to delve deep into the living world through the lens of Kusamushi Afuba and then to take a wider view courtesy of Hidetoshi Hamada.

Though his show is titled “Biomaterial,” Afuba isn’t focusing on advances such as cloning, gene therapy and spare-part surgery. But as he explains in the catalog, developments like these made him reconsider the nature of life itself and prompted him to take a closer look at the body and its parts.

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