Photo Gallery International is pleased to announce the exhibition of Ryota Katsukura “Nippon Kouta.”
Katsukura began to make this series with his grandmother’s words as its trigger. She likes to talk to her grandson about one day in war time, B-29 crashed near her house. She and friends went together to see but it became off limits by fire corps.
By researching, Katsukura knew the engine of that B-29 is now storing at the museum in Ome city. He decided to photograph the engine and gave that picture as a get-well gift when she was in a hospital. It holds a major significant meaning for Katsukura’s work that the photography can be a communication tool. Visiting, meeting people and photographing.
Nippon Kouta gives you the chance to have another look from the different way. Alternatively it will be a good chance to think how we live in this “internet era” and to recognize how important to see actually when you would like to know the things.
21 prints are shown at the exhibition.
Born 1978 in Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo.
Graduated from Tokyo Polytechnic University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Photography, 2000.
Graduated from the Graduate School of Arts, Tokyo Polytechnic University, 2002.
“TOKYO BALLAD” Shinjuku Nikon Salon (2001)
“TOKYO BALLAD” Osaka Nikon Salon (2002)
“Good Morning, Japan” Photo Gallery International (2009)
“Fox Talbot Prize, prize-winning work exhibition” Shadai Gallery (2001)
“Eikoh Hosoe and Young Friends” Span Art Gallery (2002)
“Eikoh Hosoe and Young Friends 2” Span Art Gallery (2002)
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts