HAPPENINGText: Fumika Kawase

This exhibition, the 5th in the series, started in 2003 by ufp members who had lived in the 5 continents; America, Asia, Europe, Oceania and Africa. As its name indicates, this is a global photo exhibition named after the ufp’s worldwide network and colorful photographs which cover the five continents. This year, the exhibition keeps adding artists’ photographs until the end date, starting from works of Shinjuku Street, Cuban Musician, World Landscapes, Japanese Contemporary Dance Group, and Free Hugs. It’s a photograph-live by photographers emphasizing the handmade feeling.

ufp Exhibition Five Continents 2007
Ryo Takaya

The ufp (united feature press) is a network of Japanese journalists in the world, a very first Japanese incorporated nonprofit organization for writing and editing. As sort of “Journalists Sans Frontiers” that writers, which are more than half of members, as well as photographers, translators, illustrators and essayists belong to.

ufp Exhibition Five Continents 2007
Yuri Kikuchi, Rainbow

In particular, they are doing the information exchange with a mailing list between Japanese writers in different countries, introduction exchange of editors, and regular posting of photographs and columns, which are from journalists in the world, on the website. Having members dotted all over the world, the website covers varied fields of news materials and shares the information beyond time and distance.

Shinichi Takahashi, J. Oliveros

In the analog and relaxing space drawn by photographers who stepped away from the “black box” called camera, which is usually hardly controlled, there is a real world you can find spreading behind the photographs. What do you feel in this warm and straight live space?

Artists: Yoshiro Imai, Yoshifumi Kawabata, Hiroyasu Daidou, Yuri Kikuchi, Shinichi Takahashi, Ryo Takaya, Paulo Fukuchi

ufp Exhibition 2007 “Five Continents”
Date: October 2nd – 14th, 2007
Open: 12:00 – 21:00
Place: gallery ano
Address: 2F Cafe ano, 1-20-3 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3 3498 5372

Text: Fumika Kawase
Translation: Yurie Hatano
Photos: Courtesy ufp © the artists

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