James whitlow Delano
« Mangaland : a photo retrospective of Tokyo », James Whitlow Delano at Sous les etoiles gallery
Since he visited the city of Tokyo in spring of 1993 at a friend’s urging, James Whitlow Delano has become one of the most informed photographic eyes on Japanese culture. His photographs of Japan—whether capturing intimate commuter moments or the devastation after the Fukushima meltdown—present a complex picture of a society at once jaded yet naive, resilient yet vulnerable.
The artist’s long-term project, Mangaland, is in many ways emblematic of Delano’s work. The black-and-white photo series, presented in the artist’s signature style through use of vignette and partial defocus, finds its subject in the quiet, questioning moments of passage within what Delano describes as the city’s “volcanic brilliance.” He elaborates: “The crowded sidewalks are the lon...
Sous les étoiles Gallery présente « Mangaland », une rétrospective des 20 ans de travail de Delano James Whitlow à Tokoy, Japon.
(NEW YORK, November 20, 2013) Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to announce Mangaland: A Tokyo Retrospective, marking photographer James Whitlow Delano’s twenty years working in Japan. Since he visited the city of Tokyo in spring of 1993 at a friend’s urging, James Whitlow Delano has become one of the most informed photographic eyes on Japanese culture. Delano’s substantial ouevre of photography in Asia, characterized by his ethereal use of vignette and partial defocus, present a complex tableau of a society at once jaded yet naive, resilient yet vulnerable.
Mangaland: A Tokyo Retrospective draws from two long-term projects of the artist, Mangaland and Black Tsunami. The images of Mangaland the tenuous, almost vaporous moments, found within what Delano describes as the city’s « v...
Standing at the Water's Edge in Shanghai
M97 Gallery is pleased to present “Standing at the Water’s Edge”, a Group Exhibition featuring the works of sixteen M97 artists.
Exhibiting more than 30 photographs by 16 artists, "Standing at the Water's Edge" immerses the viewer's perspective in a juxtaposed state between land and water. The boundaries and relationship between these two intrinsically linked yet fundamentally opposed elements of nature encourage our gaze and stimulate our imagination. The water's edge is at once boundary and transition, destination and a point of departure. The bedrock of land acts as foundation and the continuous flow of water depicts the flow of time. From the water’s edge we can seek perspective, enlightment, or to feel the vastness of the universe against the smallness of our bei...
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