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- 09 - 28 - 14
French photographer Denis Rouvre was in Japan documenting the survivors of the March 2011 tsunami when he discovered the colorful community that would inspire his “Cosplay” project. He wanted to capture the characters on camera and get to know the people behind the elaborate costumes.
- 05 - 06 - 13
After the Japanese government put a muzzle on Kansuke Yamamoto’s writings, the surreal artist expressed himself through his art. His anti-government ideals peak through his photocompositions, which range from straightforward gelatin prints to combination prints with multiple negatives to multimedia pieces.
- 04 - 29 - 13
Toshio Shibata takes photographs of structures that normally only a civil engineer would pause to appreciate. Dams and buoys and dirty water are not what anyone would envision while thinking of Japan’s most eye-catching landscapes. But when captured by Shibata, they take on a simple, stark beauty.
- 01 - 12 - 13
Photographer Shiho Fukada has been covering the effects of Japan's economic crisis since 2009. She found that companies looking to cut costs have replaced full-time jobs with low-paid temp positions. As a result, people without enough money to pay rent in Tokyo are sleeping in Internet cafes.
- 02 - 15 - 12
Photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto passed away last week at age 90. “He was revered and influential in the way he helped mold Japanese culture with a Western influence,” said Colin Westerbeck, a photography curator who knew Ishimoto.