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It’s a great pleasure to announce that I take part in a summer group exhibition 'Toshi - City' at IBASHO gallery in Antwerp. I find it an honor to show my above pictures there with great works by Elsken, Klein, Ishimoto, Moriyama, and so on. Stop off at the gallery while having your vacation!

You can enjoy seeing all the pictures of the exhibition here, too.




The festival was postponed from Feb. to May because of the pandemic. But now it’s close to the opening. The new date is May 18th to 22nd. I exhibit 22 pictures as I mentioned in the previous posting. For more information, click the following URLs.

https://www.rotterdamphoto.eu/exhibition/toru-ukai/

https://www.rotterdamphoto.eu

The festival has suffered from the recent tough situations in the world. From the pandemic to the serious problems of the physical distribution system. My pictures finally reached the festival official in Rotterdam via four other countries, that is, China, Thailand, Dubai and Germany. Besides, even now the officials are faced with a new difficulty caused by the same problem. Lack of containers, which are used as exhibition spaces and symbolize the exhibition in the major port city.

We live literally in a complicated world that stems from globalization. Now there is no incident remote from each of us wherever we may live.

Updated: Jan 10



At the end of 2021, I lectured on “psychology of creativity” in the Art Center at The University of Tokyo.

The main point of my lecture is that every photo inevitably fictionalizes the reality and it is the very possibilities for revealing the hidden reality in the world. I lectured to the students of my alma mater for an hour and the following question-and-answer session lasted for fourty five minutes. It was a great opportunity to organize my thoughts on photography, though it was a bit too tough job for me, a photographer.

My first attempt in the new year is to take part in Rotterdam Photo 2022 on Feb. 10th - 13th.

I exhibit 22 pictures from my projct “Inteface / Interference” there. I’ve already sent all the prints to the festival official. I’ll let you know the details in the near future. I hope the pandemic eases steadily and the festival is held in safety and with great success!


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