Hikari: Contemporary Photography from Japan

Rs.750

87 PAGES
29 ILLUSTRATIONS
TEXT BY NATHANIEL GASKELL, SHIHO KITO & RAHAAB ALLANA

Featuring the works of four photographers - Yuji Obata, Shiho Kito, Kimiko Yoshida and Ken Kitano - this publication explores the notion of ‘Hikari’ (the Japanese word for light) in contemporary photography, and in particular the idea that light can be used as both a tool of illumination and as a cloak - either revealing something we might not normally see, or conversely, covering something up. Within the photographs on display lie deceptions, interventions and the constructions of a culture for whom the concept of light is both a science and a metaphor.