Haruna Kawanishi : « Collection - 17 Photographers »
« I have been creating photographic works. My aim is to represent three dimensional landscapes which can be shared with audiences. It is difficult for anyone to perceive the fact without interpretation. A photograph can capture the fact but it is not “the truth”. I believe everyone looks at the images referring to the story which he/she created.
What captured in my photographic works are my own alter egoism and at the same time it is viewer’s alter egoism. The most important aspect in my works is to share the same landscape. That is the power of a story and I believe in it.
During my college years, I studied creative drama writing with my desire to be a film director. I also studied film making and through that I learned that world is full of different of interpretations. One same story...
TOKYO-GA, un nouveau projet photo au NYPH' 2012
TOKYO-GA will participate in New York Photography Festival 2012, May 16-20th.
In an act of global solidarity, TOKYO-GA will present for the first time a selection of Tokyo photographs by Japanese, American, and European photographers.
TOKYO-GA created an extensive photographic project: describing Tokyo Scapes by 100 Photographers.
Tokyo reacts quickly to changes of the times; as the largest and most recognizable city in Japan it has become a site of unity.
The idea for TOKYO-GA originated as an internal response to the devastating natural disasters that occurred in Japan in 2011.
These events brought an awareness of the global connectedness of not just Japanese people, but all of humanity.
© Masayoshi Sukita
Haruna Kawanishi - Breezeless, at Sous les étoiles Gallery
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to host the exhibition Breezeless dedicated to Contemporary Japanese Photography. The show features eight photographers: Mikio Hasui, Taishi Hirokawa, Gentaro Ishizuka, Haruhi Fujii, Haruna Kawanishi, Kiiro, Chie Murakami, Takemi Saito. Ten percent of the net profits will be donated to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.
Breezeless evokes a special relationship with nature and its cycles. It also whispers and breathes mystery and imposes an intimate relationship with the viewer. In the dreamlike atmosphere of Haruhi Fujii, girls seem similar to birds, symbols of the fragility of our existence. Chie Murakami reveals the ambiguity of young girls adopting adult attitudes while Haruna Kawanishi introduces us to an allegorical and urban interpretation of Snow White.
Making map by Haruna KawanishiThe starting point for Haruna Kwanishi's production begins from being conscious of the existence of viewers and considering how to build its relation through her art works.
Trying to bring out the dynamic range of time and space within her works precisely or dynamically, she builds them objectively.
"Making map" is a work of art which portrait the positioning of women in this modern world with photographs.
A fragile white woman figure could be her own alter ego.
You could see her strong determination toward the future from its scale, and this is the beauty of this work and the reason why it gives courage to viewers....
Tokyo photo 2009 Japan's first art fair dedicated to still photographyTOKYO PHOTO 2009 endeavors to be the foremost art fair of photography in Japan. The venue is located in the heart of international business and culture in Tokyo. To be held from September 4 to 6, Tokyo Photo 2009 will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to see and buy a wide range of photographic works from vintage prints to cutting-edge digitally enhanced images.
With the support of the US Embassy and in collaboration with the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, Tokyo Photo will mount a special exhibition entitled Photo America. Featuring over 50 historical works spanning the 19th century to the present, Photo America will present a panoramic overview of American photographic expression. Virtually all of the works will be displayed for the first time in Japan.
Lectures and seminars will...
Haruna KawanishiUne porte qui se ferme sans bruit sans que l’on puisse l’en empêcher. La pluie qui se met à tomber où que l’on aille. On sait que le chemin sera long désormais.
Les histoires qui se créent dans mon esprit prennent forme au passage de mon corps, mes muscles, mes veines, ma peau. Avant de réaliser les photos, je réfléchis longuement au sujet. C’est pourquoi, au moment de la prise de vue, je peux travailler l’esprit libre et détaché.
Les yeux rivés sur l’objectif, je peux prendre du recul par rapport à la réalité qui m’entoure.
Comme un petit théâtre d’images, les photos se succèdent pour raconter une histoire. Elles emmènent les spectateurs dans un li...