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European Eyes on Japan

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Italian photographer Alessia Rollo presents her outlook on Japan in the exhibition “European Eyes on Japan” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It is part of a collaboration between Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Matera, Italy – both European Capitals of Culture 2019 and Japan.

Ongoing since 1999, the project consists of inviting European photographers to Japan  to take images of contemporary Japanese life, curated by Mikiko Kikuta. The photographs are shot in various locations around Japan and collected in the “European Eyes on Japan” publications and in exhibitions throughout Japan and the European Capitals of Culture. The selected photographers this year were Vladimir Pekov from Plovdiv and Alessia Rollo from Matera. The residence in Japan was in March/April 2019. After the exhibition circuit the works are donated to their prefectures of origin as part of the cultural heritage for later generations. The project is carried out every year, with the intent that all 47 Japanese prefectures will ultimately be photographed.

All pictures by Alessia Rollo were taken with Leica cameras from the LFI loan pool.
The official opening takes place on October 21st at 7 pm in the attendance of the curator Mikiko Kikuta and the two photographers.

For more information go to the Facebook-Event and Alessia Rollo's personal website.

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