Appreciation, History and a Place in Contemporary Photography
Foto Relevance is committed to expanding appreciation of contemporary photography-based art. Periodically, artists and genres of photography will be selected for commentary, adding framework and historical context to selected work. Your comments are welcome.
Last Monday night I attended a lecture by Naoya Hatakeyama that impacted my thoughts on viewing a photograph. This lecture is on a new body of work on the aftermath of the tsunami that destroyed his home town, Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. I was previously familiar with Hatakeyama’s “Blast” series, which I like very much.