Recent Posts

Friday, July 10, 2009

Mother's 35: Miyako Ishiuchi

Michael Hoppen writes:

Miyako Ishiuchi was born in 1947 to a country whose culture had been infiltrated by the influence of the US servicemen living on the naval bases in major ports and cities during the military occupation post World War II. The presence of the western soldiers had a profound effect on Ishiuchi’s early childhood, and inspired her to produce her first body of work- ‘Yokosuka Story’. Miyako Ishiuchi was one of a renowned group of Japanese photographers, including Shomei Tomatsu and Daido Moriyama who confronted the trauma of post – war Japan and the dawning of a new era by using their cameras as tools to express, record and explore what it meant to be Japanese at this pivotal moment in history.

link: Michael Hoppen Contemporary - Artist - Miyako Ishiuchi - Miyako Ishiuchi - Mother's 35


Post a Comment