For the last 13 years Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking pictures of her grandma, Misao, to commemorate her life. 9 years ago, 88-year-old Misao found a stray odd-eyed cat in her shed: she called it Fukumaru, hoping that “the god of fuku (good fortune) would come and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle).” Miyoko has been photographing their beautiful friendship and the way they go about their daily routine ever since.Read Article
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Mastodon is a collaborative project between two notorious photographers: Massimo Mastrorillo (massimomastrorillo.com) and Donald Weber (donaldweber.com) and the participation of the writer Larry Frolick.
In an age of overt “authorship,” where the ubiquity of the internet has allowed the image of the artist to come to the forefront, Mastodon is an attempt to drive the uniqueness of collaboration, to bring to the forefront the photographs rather then the personalities. Together, their interest in creating socially engaging work through new avenues has led to “Life After Zero Hour”, a project about Japan as the setting for the end of the Future.Read Article