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Discovering the Next Generation of Young Photographers

5th “1_WALL” Photography Exhibition

  • DATES : Tue. September 20 - Thu. October 13, 2011
  • HOURS : 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays. Admission free.

In early autumn Guardian Garden is pleased to host the 5th “1_WALL” Photography Exhibition. The exhibition features works by the six finalists after two rounds of judging: the first round focused on all entrants’ portfolios, and the second round evaluated the portfolio presentations of the 30 photographers selected in the initial round. The final round of judging will take place on September 29 (Thu), i.e. while the exhibition is in progress. During this round, which is open to the public, the six finalists will each give a presentation of his or her works, based on which the judges will select the Grand Prix winner, whose prize is the privilege of mounting a solo show at the gallery one year later, with full assistance in preparing an exhibition pamphlet.

The fifth exhibition in this series has brought together a kaleidoscope of works and styles: photographic works combined with words to spin a tale, works that reconsider the everyday lives of a mother from a unique perspective, works that use a camera to probe family and friends and renew earlier ties, etc. We eagerly invite you to join us to find out who will grab this year’s Grand Prix, destined to become a new star in the photographic pantheon.

The 6 Finalists

Ichiyo Ikezaki

Born in 1975 Graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design, Kanagawa, Japan. Department of Fin...

Rei Itaya

EXHIBITIONS “ache”, Guardian Garden, Tokyo, Japan (2011) “From the Dark Room to ...

Ryuta Sakurai

Born in 1983.

Yuki Shimizu

Born in Chiba 1984. 2007 Graduated from Musashino Art University Department of Imagining Arts and Sciences.

2011The Fifth “1_WALL” Photography competition Grand Prize

2011 Wararaka Washi show/Ozu Washi Gallery, Tokyo
2011 The Fifth “1_WALL” Photography exhibition/Guardian Garden, Tokyo
2009 “A Poet and his relation to a daydreaming”/Shinjuku Ganka Garou, Tokyo
2007 Rlah 2/Bank Art NYK Gallery, Yokohama

Yukiko Serikawa

Born in 1984.

Yuuki Maruyama

Born in 1986. Graduated from Japan Academy of Moving Images. Currently attending Setsu Mode Seminar.

Judges (in Japanese syllabary order)

Tatsuya Ariyama(Art director, Graphic designer)
Kisei Kobayashi(Photographer and Artist)
Risaku Suzuki(Photographer)

Born in Shingu, Wakayama, in 1963. In 2000 he received the 25th Kimura Ihei Award in Photography for “PILES OF TIME.” His recent publications include “Water Mirror” (Case Publishing / Fine-Art Photography Association), “SAKURA” (edition nord), “Étude” (SUPER LABO), “Between the Sea and the Mountain – Kumano ” (amanasalto), “Ishiki no nagare” [Stream of Consciousness] (edition nord) and “Atelier of Cézanne” (Nazraeli Press).

Kimi Himeno(Principal and director of AKAAKA Art Publishing)

Established AKAAKA Art Publishing in 2006. To date the company has published more than 150 books, mainly photo books and art books. Publications include many recipients of the Kimura Ihei Award: Lieko Shiga (“CANARY” 2007); Atsushi Okada (“I am” 2007); Masashi Asada (“Asadake” 2008); Cozue Takagi (“MID” 2009; “GROUND” 2009); Arata Dodo (“Taigan” 2012); Ryuichi Ishikawa (“A Grand Polyphony” 2014; “okinawan portraits 2010-2012” 2014); and Aya Fujioka (“Here Goes River” 2017). Since 2018 she is also a professor at Osaka University of Arts.

Yuri Mitsuda(Art critic)