Exhibition Dates: June 13 - June 29
Thursday, June 13, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Maekawa has a studied eye. Born in Tokyo in 1969 Maekawa began working under the noted Japanese photographer Tanaka Kojo in 1997 and has since developed notoriety in the field of wildlife photography. He was the recent recipient of the grand prize of the first Nikkei National Geographic Photo Prize.
Since 2000, Maekawa has traveled the globe making many stops in Japan and India, as well as locations through Asia, Africa, and North America. Maekawa's works are grounded in tradition and play homage to animal imagery in Japanese naturalist art; the photographs are dynamic and powerful; the connection between viewer and animal is immediate. Whether through the ferocity of the moment or through the gaze of the animal we connect in a primal way with Maekawa's subjects. The work instills a sense of wonder and discovery in viewers and is careful too to inspire desire in us to protect the world's rich natural heritage.
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