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Announcing the New Cosmos of Photography Sendai Exhibition 2012

The New Cosmos of Photography exhibition of award-winning works will be held from May 25 at sendai mediatheque.

Works on display at the New Cosmos of Photography Sendai Exhibition 2012 include those from one Grand Prize winner (Osaka resident), four Excellence Award winners, and 20 Honorable Mention winners, which were chosen from a total of 1,305 entries to New Cosmos of Photography 2011 (34th competition), as well as new works of Karen Sato, Grand Prize winner of New Cosmos of Photography 2010 (33rd competition). This touring exhibition brings together featured exhibits from the highly reputed “New Cosmos of Photography 2011 Tokyo Exhibition” held at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in November of last year.

This time, there are also special exhibits by four photographers, Toru Ito, Panda Kanno, Takako Kido, and Haruko Nakamura who were born, or live in the Tohoku region and are successive award winners. This was planned as a way to contribute to the post-quake cultural reconstruction.
Please come and take a look.

Conversations between artists and visitors will be arranged during the exhibition to provide an opportunity to exchange opinions on the artists’ concepts, intentions, and photographic expressions.

[Exhibitors] (Honorific titles omitted)
New Cosmos of Photography 2011 (34th competition)

[Grand Prize winner]
Maya Akashika
[Excellence awards]
Yoshiyuki Okuyama, Masanori Kito, Patrick Tsai, and Mariko Yamada
[Honorable Mention]
Shinichiro Uchikura, Kuniya Oyamada, Manami Takahashi, Wataru Yamamoto, Yu-ki Abe, Yohei Kichiraku, Toru Kotake, Junpei Fukushi, Kana Kikuchi, Ribeka Kimura, Mariko Sakaguchi, Naoyuki Yamato, Shun Iku, Shunsuke Kano, Atsushi Suzuki, Hiroshi Takizawa, Akiyoshi Kitagawa, Kana Kumada, Mitoki Nakano, and Takahiro Yamagata
2010 (the 33rd competition) Grand Prize winner Karen Sato’s exhibition “Memento mori” will be held at the same time.
Date : May 25, (Fri.) - May 30 (Wed.). 2012 10:00 - 19:00
(Open throughout the exhibition period) *Until 17:00 on the last day
Venue : sendai mediatheque 6F Gallery b
2-1, Kasuga-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, 980-0821
Tel : 022-713-3171
Access : By subway - get off at Kotodai station after a 3-minute ride from Sendai station on the subway bound for Izumi-chuo. 6-minute walk from exit “Koen 2.”
By bus - approximately 10-minute ride from JR Sendai station on a Sendai city bus bound for “Kotsukyoku Daigaku Byoin via Jozenji-dori” (route J410) from #29 bus stop (by Shonai bank) in front of Sendai station.
Admission : Free
Sponsor : Canon Inc.
Related event : Artist talk show
Saturday, May 26, 2012 15:30 - 17:30
Exhibitors (honorific titles omitted): Maya Akashika, Karen Sato, Toru Ito, Panda Kanno, and Takako

* Admission cannot be guaranteed if there are more visitors than the capacity of the venue.

Toru Ito “The voice of my hand”


Panda Kanno “Planetman_Fukushima”


Takako Kido “The Ordinary Unseen-Tohoku-”


Haruko Nakamura “82-year old Ms. Ine sells fish”