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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cantos Familia – a photography exhibition

Jun Itoi, (MFA-Photography, 2001) will have a solo show in the prestigious Ginza Nikon Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, February 16 - March 1, 2011.

Jun Itoi is an independent photographic artist based in Tokyo, Japan. Through his photographic works, Itoi deals with issues such as self-identity, childhood memory, and boundary between public and private. The experience of living in foreign countries for one third of his life is the part of foundation in his image making. His current project is about the light in forest as a metaphor for the divider between life and death. After his father’s sudden death, he started photographing light in forest of Japan, and Finland. His works have been featured in more than 30 exhibitions internationally and are included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Houston Center for Photography.

He is a recipient of the Grant for Emerging Artists by the Japanese Ministry of Culture; artist residence of Fiskars, Finland; fellowship by Houston Center for Photography; and fellowship by National Graduate Seminar, American Photography Institute of New York. Itoi received a B.F.A. in Photography from Herron School of Art, and an M.F.A. in Photography from the University of North Texas. He was a visiting assistant professor of Photography at Indiana University.

This exhibition features his artwork from a year-long artist residency in Lapland, Finland.

Gallery Info: Ginza Nikon Salon, 7-10-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 〒104-0061, +81 (0)3 5537-1469