FOTO-CARE GALLERY PRESENTS
Land: Photographs By Uruma Takezawa
Winner Of Third Nikkei National Geographic Photo Prize
In March of 2010, Takezawa embarked on an extraordinary and rigorous photographic journey that would last 1,021 days and take him to 103 countries on four continents. His mission was to discover and document people and communities located in remote areas of the world who live off the land in harmony with the natural world. Armed only with a small backpack of personal belongings and his camera equipment, Takezawa travelled alone by bus, train, and car, on foot and horseback, and even kayaking down rivers, often enduring tough terrains, to reach his destinations.
The results of Takezawa’s enlightening journey are gathered together in a body of work that Takezawa simply calls “Land,” as for him the work is intended as a celebration of the connection that exists between people and the land, especially in communities who are cut off from the modern world, and who rely solely on the land for subsistence. Takezawa’s beautiful and luminous photographs capture the dignity and resilience of his subjects and the power of the human spirit.
Opening Reception: April 21st from 6:30 pm.