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August 21, 2012

Naoya Hatakeyama

Bern #06201, 2005
© Naoya Hatakeyama
Courtesy Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and Taka Ishii Gallery

The beautiful and sublime landscape photographs of Japan's Naoya Hatakeyama are currently on exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Consisting of more than 100 photographs and two video installations, this, his first solo exhibition in the U.S., spans Hatakeyama's entire career. His large-scale images depict the reciprocal and conflicting forces of nature and humanity, creating a transitory yet permanent account of our world.

Lisa Sutcliffe, curator of the exhibition, says Hatakeyama's work is a reflection of his contemplative and thoughtful nature. “I think of him almost as a scientist in the way he approaches his work,” she says. “His work is rational and considered. He is looking at things through space and time.”

The show runs at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art until November 4, 2012.

via American Photo     SFMOMA

Posted by verdiyan at August 21, 2012 01:15 PM


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