The Kyotographie Photo Festival – set to take place in the city of Kyoto from April 9 to May 8, 2022 – is one of Japan’s few truly international art events. Valuable photography collections and works by internationally renowned artists will be displayed in elegant historical buildings, as well as modern architectural spaces. The exhibitions are presented outside the traditional gallery format, and work in harmony with the spaces in which they reside.
The festival’s tenth anniversary edition centres around the topic of ONE: “One is everything, and everything is one.” This proverb, rooted in Japan’s Buddhist teachings, expresses the idea that each speck of dust (the individual) represents the universe (the whole). Kyotographie seeks to celebrate each person’s unique existence and, at the same time, our collective diversity.
The festival can be seen as an inspiration for renewal, revival and reconnection. The comprehensive programme of exhibitions – headed by the showcase ‘Celebrating Japanese Women Photographers’ at the Hosoo Gallery – encompasses a broad range of artists, spanning from Irving Penn, Guy Bourdin and Isabel Muñoz to Yuka Takasu, Samuel Bollendorff, Prince Gyasi, Yuka Chikura, as well as LOBA finalist Maïmouna Guerresi.
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