show hopping memo

December 13, 2008 ②
I spent in Ginza for a whole day.

*RING CUBE (Ricoh Gallery)
"S' by Daido Moriyama"

"Croquis Show"
a group show of friend of my co-worker

*Ginza Nikon Salon
"HIROSHIMA 1958 by Emmanuelle Riva"
I like the photograph put on a post the best.

When I and my friend Petz were standing in front of the Nikon Salon to watch some cameras through the window, I suddenly felt someone's presence behind us.
Then I turned to look......



We three just met recently in Shinjuku Nikon Salon.

That was interesting!  

Very nice to meet him again!


Born Into Brothels

December 13, 2008
I saw a documentary film in Ginza.

A female photographer, Zana , also a producer and director of this film, gave cameras children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district in Calcutta to let them know the fun of shooting.
Then most of children saw the camera for the first time.
They gradually developed the relationships through the photography.

Zana also helped to get several of the children into good boarding schools and helped get one child invited to be part of a children's jury at a World Press Photo Foundation photo exhibit in Amsterdam in 2002, and for him to actually attend.
In the ending, the boy, Avijit surprised me, anyway...
His last remark was so surprising...

By the way, I thought the photographs by children were really amazing.
They were so strong...
And there is a photograph book of their work.

I know the actual situation in the community is very very serious and everything is never shown in the movie, however, I wanna believe they find big/a little hope through the photography than before...


New Cosmos of Photography 2008

November 28, 2008
I went to syabi to watch Public Examination Committee for the top prize in New Cosmos of Photography.
I just enjoyed how/what Mr. Araki remarked about each work on the stage...
There was also biting remark though......

Honestly I prefer last year's than this year's.

November 30, 2008
went to shabi again.