2022.3.30 WED - 5.8 SUN
11:00 - 19:00 Open daily / Free admission
Jane Evelyn Atwood, who has been active as a Paris-based photographer since the 1970s, has produced a diverse range of work borne out of an intense curiosity. Ever since she began by photographing the street prostitutes of Paris in 1976, Atwood has undertaken many projects in which she captures people who live with their hardships under challenging circumstances, such as women in prisons or mine victims. Capturing harsh realities, her images are direct yet subtle but never brutal or exploitative, showing Atwood’s extraordinary sensibility and compassion for the people she photographs.
Atwood’s first solo exhibition in Japan shows a collection of photographs carefully selected out of her most representative series. In accordance with the artist’s wishes, the exhibition avoids following a typical thematic or chronological order. The images are yet linked by gestures or expressions, light or shadow, intimacy and Soul: photographs that move and fascinate and remain in the mind.
Jane Evelyn Atwood
Jane Evelyn Atwood is a Paris-based photographer born in New York. Fascinated by people and by the idea of exclusion, she manages to penetrate worlds that most of us ignore or choose to ignore. Her photographs have earned her many prestigious prizes such as the first W. Eugene Smith Grant, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, and the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award. As a photojournalist, she has also covered news events such as the 1995 Kobe Earthquake and the September 11 attacks in 2001. Images by Atwood have been published in thirteen books, shown in exhibitions all over the world, and appear in numerous public and private collections.
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