TALK

10/10 Celebrating Contemporary Japanese Women Photographers | In conversation with Ariko Inaoka & Kimi Himeno, Akaaka Publishing Followed by a book signing of EAGLE and RAVEN [JP]

Hachiku-an (Former Kawasaki Residence)

Please join Ariko Inaoka and Kimi Himeno, Founder and Director of AKAAKA Art Publishing Inc. in discussion, followed by a book signing session of “Eagle and Raven”, which Inaoka published through AKAAKA.

Venue
Hachiku-an (Former Kawasaki Residence)
Date
  • 2022.4.17 15:00~16:00
Language
Japanese

Hachiku-an (Former Kawasaki Residence)

340 Sanjyo-cho Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

Ariko Inaoka

Born in Kyoto. Photographer and 16th-generation head of Owariya soba business. Ariko Inaoka went to the United States at the age of 17, discovered photography in high school, and went on to study in the Photography program of Parsons School of Design in New York. After graduating, she started her career as a New York-based photographer. In 2001, she experienced the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The following year she visited Iceland, where she was fascinated by the scenery of the water. Thus began a five-year period of travelling to Iceland to photograph the country’s water-filled landscape, culminating in the release of her first photobook, SOL (Akaaka Art Publishing), in 2008. The next year she began photographing two twin sisters she met in Iceland; this project continued for eight years, and led to the 2020 release of her second photobook, Eagle and Raven (Akaaka Art Publishing). During this time, in 2014, she became the 16th head of the family business, which was founded over 550 years ago. She continues to lead a double work life, as head of the Owariya soba shop and photographer. The beautiful water that springs from the land of Iceland, the soft moss, and the rocks that have been there for centuries. Photographing the sisters growing up surrounded by this magical nature evoked in Inaoka scenes of the waters of Kyoto and memories of her own childhood. Eight million gods dwelling in nature around us... invisible now, but we could see them when we were children. Animism, which flows deep in the Japanese soul, is the consistent theme of Inaoka’s works.

Ariko Inaoka

Kimi Himeno

After founding Akaakasha in 2006, Himeno has published over 200 books, mainly on photography and art. These include "CANARY" by Lieko Shiga and "I am" by Atsushi Okada, winner of the 33rd Ihei Kimura Award; "Asada Family" by Masashi Asada, winner of the 34th Kimura Award; "MID" and "GROUND" by Kozue Takagi, winner of the 35th Kimura Award; "The Other Bank" by Shin Momoshi, winner of the 38th Kimura Award; "Zekkei no polyphony" and "okinawan portraits 2010-2012".
She has been a professor at Osaka University of Arts since 2018.

Kimi Himeno

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