KYOTOGRAPHIE is an international event held for several weeks every spring in Kyoto with the aim of cultivating an appreciation of photography. In a style unique to both Japan and Asia, photography exhibits are staged throughout the city in a variety of venues—both historic and modern—that offer ample opportunities for dramatic scenography. The festival showcases the work of a diverse group of thirteen world-renowned artists and rising stars within the world of photography. Among those featured in this year’s edition on the theme of “VISION” are Dutch installation artist and photographer Marjan Teeuwen, who will unveil her new project in a Kyoto machiya slated for demolition, and Atsushi Fukushima, a bento lunch delivery man who captures striking portraits of his elderly customers. Don’t miss the concurrent KG+ satellite event.
Photo: Wing Shya: In the Mood for Love, 2000