Why I Love My Work (Part 1)

I must have the best job in the world — some days it really feels like that. Like the day last month when I got to watch while three of Japan’s top photographers reviewed several thousand works by up-and-coming young photographers from around the world.

Photographers Hosoe Eikoh, Moriyama Daido and Seto Masato reviewing entries for the 2014 "Young Portfolio"

Photographers Hosoe Eikoh, Moriyama Daido and Seto Masato reviewing entries for the 2014 “Young Portfolio”

I was there to research an article for Artscape Japan. They were there to select photographs for the “Young Portfolio” of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts.

watching photographer Daido Moriyama judge photographs by young photographers from around the world.

Watching as photographer Daido Moriyama critiques works by young photographers from around the world.

My expression may be serious but I was feeling like the luckiest fly on the wall as I listened to their comments and observed how they look at photographs. It was quite an education.

If you’re in Tokyo Aug. 9-24, please PLEASE stop by the the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography to see the “Young Portfolio” exhibit. Admission is free, the museum is well air-conditioned, and they’ll even send you home with a mini-catalog with all the photographs — a great tool for following the artists later.

As a little preview, here’s one image from the exhibition:

Hanne van der Woude (Netherlands), "MC1R (Natural Red Hair) -- Monica" (2007)

Hanne van der Woude (Netherlands), “MC1R (Natural Red Hair) — Monica” (2007)

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2 Responses to Why I Love My Work (Part 1)

  1. Anthony says:

    I wish I could see the show. It sounds fascinating.

  2. nice article…..

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