- Public Events
- Special Feature: Fill In The Blanks | A Short Documentary by Kazuma Obara. Followed by a Q&A with the artist and Yusuke Nakanishi, Co-Founder KYOTOGRAPHIE [JP]
Special Feature: Fill In The Blanks | A Short Documentary by Kazuma Obara. Followed by a Q&A with the artist and Yusuke Nakanishi, Co-Founder KYOTOGRAPHIE [JP]
Date: 10/3 Film Time 16:45-18:00 Q&A Session to start immediately after
Venue: Demachiza Cinema
Entrance Fee: Please check the Demachiza website
Hear about the thoughts and experiences of front line workers who have been left beyond the restricted zone in Fukushima, focusing on footage of interviews with workers and their families working to restore the Nuclear Power Plant, as well as the nurses and caregivers who provide end-of-life care on the front line under restrictions due to the pandemic. Screening followed by a Q&A session with the artist.
- Kazuma Obara
- Born in Iwate Prefecture in 1985. Photographer and journalist. Obara graduated in photojournalism from University of the Arts, London. Following the Great East Japan earthquake in March 2011, he quit his job at a leasing company and began photographing areas affected by the tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster. He was hired to photograph the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant from the inside, culminating in the publication of the photobook Reset: Beyond Fukushima (Zürich: Lars Müller Publishers, 2012), which documented the Great East Japan earthquake and workers at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Obara subsequently published a series of exposés focusing on individual victims of war and nuclear disasters, including Silent Histories (2014), a history of Japanese child victims of indiscriminate World War II bombings; Exposure / Everlasting (2015), which recorded the long-term effects of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident; and Bikini Diaries (2016), on the 1954 US hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean that exposed Japanese fishermen to radioactive fallout. He has won numerous international awards, including the World Press Photo Award. In 2020, with a grant from the National Geographic Society of the United States, he was continuing to document the efforts of nurses and caregivers working on the front lines of the corona pandemic.
- Special Feature: Special Screening of Sweet Bean, followed by a moment with Naomi Kawase and KYOTOGRAPHIE Co-founder / Co Director director Yusuke Nakanishi [JP]
- Date: 9/23 Time: 18:30 (Film starts at 16:30)
- Simon Baker, Director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris in conversation with the Women Artists from the MEP Studio [ENG&FR>JP]
- Date: 9/18 Time: 16:00-17:30
- Thomas Dhellemmes interviewed by Caroline Tossan, independent journalist [FR with JP subtitles]
- DATE: 9/25 Time: 12:00 Web upload