Kyotographie 2014   国際写真フェスティバル

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The Kyotographie festival in Kyoto from April 19 to May 11, 2014.

Akiko Takizawa an image displayed at the 2014 festival Kyotographie.

Plasma 03 (2007), a picture of Erik Samakh exposed Kyotographie 2014 festival.

Kyoto poses

In mid-April, artists and galleries around the world exhibit in several emblematic sites Kyoto - castles, museums, temples, galleries ... This is the main advantage of Kyotographie festival, not content to invite the most big names in contemporary photography offers to see them in unusual places: the sanctuary Shimogamo Shrine or the Kyoto Art Center .

After a first edition last year, the festival is back this year for three weeks (from April 19 to May 11) with a theme ("Our Environment") wide enough to accommodate a variety of shooting portraits of past and today.

Here, aerial views of Kyoto Gone photographer Sohei Nishino take place alongside visual artists pictures of Rinko Kawauchi, one of the great rising stars of contemporary Japanese photography. With a special role of France, as three areas are dedicated to the French Institute of Kansai, M magazine (supplement of the World) and some "discoveries" of the collector Agnes B.

While all the world's major cities today have almost a festival dedicated to photography and that Asia sees multiply (Delhi, Beijing, Shanghai), this type of event lacked the Japanese agenda ... which is nevertheless one of the great nations of Photography in Tokyo and offers a museum with impressive collections (the   Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography ).

This is now done, and Kyotographie is poised to emerge as the major event of photography in Japan. The festival program is available on the official website of the event.

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