I was awarded the Encouragement Prize at the Natori Yonosuke Photo Award 2017. There is an award ceremony on December 23, and in the beginning of 2018, a photographic exhibition will be held in Tokyo and Osaka.
1/26 (Fri) - 2/1 (Thu)
FUJIFILM PHOTO SALON Tokyo
2/16 (Fri) - 2/22 (Thu)
FUJIFILM PHOTO SALON Osaka
Regardless of anything, I'd appreciate it if you are interested and have some time to come and visit us.
Photobook As Object 成果発表展
Reminders Photography Stronghold
Open：13:00 〜 19:00
(open everyday · free entrance)
Access：2-38-5 Higashimukojima-cho, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
About the exhibition：
This exhibition is presented by the "PHOTOBOOK AS OBJECT" Workshop participant photographers, instructed by Yan Russell and Yumi Goto held in May 2017.
We are aiming to create and design Photobooks to deepen the story with physical elements such as the feeling and touch of the paper, fragrance, the feel of turning the pages, movement of the eyes, size and weight, etc.
The work of sorting out various ideas, condensing and translating them onto the pages with iteration after iteration has been a huge undertaking.
This year, about half of the participants have come from overseas. With this added diversity of languages and philosophies, the discussions between the lecturers and the participants was richer, and forced a push towards discovery and improvement of the elements lacking in one’s own book had it been done alone.
Presented here are the dummy-books from rough drafts to recent developments made during the workshop. These artworks become the starting point, continuing to evolve and improve while questioning oneself if this is “The artwork I wanted to create”.
We look forward to enjoying and spending time discussing and exchanging ideas about the journey of photography, achievements and failures of creating an artwork with all of you. Please do not hesitate to come and join us at the venue.
Atsuko Murano Abalos
Sunday, October 1, 2017
１pm - Artist Talks by the Workshop participant photographers
7 pm - Cocktail Reception
Nagayuki Kojima & Ryo Kusumoto
Awa-Bank Plaza Tokushima
Open：10:00 〜 17:00（〜16:00 on Monday）
Access：1-29, HigashiShinmachi, Tokushima, JAPAN
Date：2016. Jan. 22
Open：14:00 〜 15:00
Access：Awa-Bank Plaza Tokushima
KG＋ 貌 -bow-
I have been interested in the dignity and fear behind the physical presence. In Japan, animism on trees existed before early 8th century. This work is an attempt to visualize the concept of "awe" when facing ancient woods that has a lifespan of unmeasurable time in human terms and has witnessed the world throughout. I'd like to show them in a Kyo-machiya where had built more than 200 years ago.
Open：10:00 〜 18:00
dori, Kamigyou-ku, Kyoto）
Voice of Shakuson
Open：10:00 〜 17:00
（591, Komatsu-cho, 4choume,
Date：26.Feb.2016 and 28.Feb.2016
Contents：The tour of Fusuma picture
and private garden.
Laatikkomo is an artist-run project. One of my work “LIFE”, other name “貌 -bow-”, showed in Laatikkomofrom January 9th–23rd . Laatikkomo can be translated into English as “Box Gallery”, and as its name suggests, it is a large, outdoor, glassed-in, box-frame in Jyväskylä, Finland. The intention of this project/gallery is to present an accurate, worldwide cross section of photography today.
For this project, they initially chose 6 photographers from 6 different continents. They began with Europe 1 - Asia 2 - Australia 3- Africa 4 - South America 5 - North America 6 and and then repeat through that order with different artists from different places. Each photographer shows one of their own images for 14 days in turn, and s/he then chooses the next photographer who will follow them. So I was the twelfth photographer to continue the lineage #4 of contemporary photographers.
Now, you can see my short interview and some images in their official website. I think It’s interesting that we can easily know how they chose and what they want to show by world map and short interviews.
- See more at: http://www.laatikkomo.fi/artist/ryo-kusumoto/#.dpuf