Photographers from the two European Capitals of Culture – Paphos and Aarhus – were invited to Japan to take part in the European Eyes on Japan photography project and on Friday we can see the results in an exhibition.
The programme has been inviting photographers from the two European capitals since 1999 to document images on the theme of contemporary Japanese people and how they live their lives. As with every year, this year photographers Ergenc Mehmet Korkmazel and Constantinos Taliotis captured aspects of everyday life in Japan which are very different from stereotypes and the usual images portrayed in the media.
In the framework of this year’s project, the photographs will be exhibited at the Palia Ilektriki on Friday from 4pm until 7pm.
At the end of each project, all photographs are exhibited in museums in Japan. They are then collected in the European Eyes on Japan publications in the following year and also exhibited in cities throughout Japan and Europe. Works that have completed the exhibition circuit are then donated to their regions of origin as part of the cultural heritage of their later generations.
The exhibition is made possible with the support and collaboration of the Cultural Organisation EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee, while it is curated by Mikiko Kikuta.
European Eyes on Japan
Group photography exhibition. August 18. Palia Ilektriki, Paphos. 4pm-7pm. 26-955166