daikanyama photo fair


In September 2017, the Fine-Art Photography Association (FAPA) will hold the fourth Daikanyama Photo Fair. Galleries, bookstores, and publishers that have supported the fair since its inception are joined by other leading figures in fine art photography, including many from outside Japan. This year, the fair returns to the fundamental issue of “What is photography?” and looks closely at many different aspects of photography in conjunction with experts in a variety of areas, adopting “Photography × X” themes. Public programs include domestic and international photographers, critics, and curators from art museums talking about current initiatives and experiments in an attempt to take fine art photography another step forward. Alongside the fair, an exhibition featuring photography by contemporary artist Yoshitomo Nara introduces the world of his artworks as revealed through the medium of photography.

FAPA is delighted to present this marvelous opportunity to consider the questions produced by the intermingling of diverse gazes through photography, and to contemplate the future of fine art photography that those questions make visible.

©Risaku Suzuki 2017