Mikiko Hara made a conscious decision to discard reliance on the viewfinder, which led to a body of work that is true to her intention to capture street life as a continuous process.
Roger Ricco is an artist. He is also a steel-foundry worker’s son, a former rock-band promoter, and a co-founder and co-director, with Frank Maresca, of Ricco/Maresca, a well-known New York venue specializing in contemporary art by both schooled and self-taught artists
The Close to the Edge: New Photography from Japan exhibition at Miyako Yoshinaga looks to position the gallery as an organization that shapes the conversation around historical and contemporary photography from Japan.
Most photographs of real-life events tend to be documentary by nature, but the kind of photographic image-making that makes a point of approaching its subjects with an “objective” viewpoint and a for-posterity sense of purpose — can such photos ever convey a truly neutral position vis-à-vis their subjects?