More than 20 full-length portraits in monochrome of men and women by an emerging photographer Kimiko Kojima are on show till May 26, Saturday.
Many individuals, Kojima encountered in her five years stay in New York, varied in age, nationality, occupation and sex. One thing common among them was a positive dream and strong ambition for their own life. When their consciousness and confidence permeated through their appearance as personality, she was tempted to capture their present portrait and began her work.
They are all portrayed in nude. In this way the photographer attempts to hold her mutuality and equal footing with them to reveal their own selves.
Kimiko Kojima studied photography at Kuwazawa Design Institute, Tokyo, then started her carrier as a fashion model. In 1994 she moved to New York, where she continued her photographic studies at Hunter College and ICP. After having worked as a printer and photographer there, she returned to Tokyo to become freelance.