Reading Time: 3 minutes As a child, Okabe was shy and introverted. Imbued with pain and beauty, her photography illustrates her internal reality: “Perhaps taking photographs is an unconscious healing for my younger self,” she says
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Reading Time: 4 minutes A decade since its first edition, KYOTOGRAPHIE reignites the Japanese city of Kyoto after a difficult couple of years. Taking place citywide, the festival returns to its winning formula: eclectic programming, unconventional venues, and a focus on community
Reading Time: 7 minutes The Kyoto-based photo festival celebrates its eighth edition with the opening of a new permanent space, renewing its aim of strengthening connections throughout the local community
Reading Time: 4 minutes Over 10 days, Paolo Pellegrin and Kosuke Okahara produced a live display of their process from a pop-up studio in Kyoto, Japan
Reading Time: 3 minutes Ho Wing Ka Jimmi’s colourful images of Hong Kong show how residents of one of the world’s most densely populated cities are challenging the use of public space
Reading Time: 6 minutes Japan is thousands of miles away from the Western world where photography was born, but its scene is thriving. Not only do they lead the world in camera and printing technology, but from the radical photographers of PROVOKE, to the cutting-edge work of rising stars, its practitioners are internationally recognised and respected; and its photofestivals are are no different in quality or flare. Set within the ancient city of Kyoto, among countless temples, shrines, and imperial palaces, is Japan’s largest international photofestival, Kyotographie. It returns this spring for the seventh time, catching the last of the cherry blossoms – an important season in Japan, symbolic of renewal and the fleeting nature of life.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Japanese photographers are well-known in the West – if they’re from the 1960s Provoke movement.…