The KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the theme “ONE »
« One is everything and everything is One”
This saying is rooted in Japan’s Buddhist teachings and expresses the idea that each speck of dust (the individual) represents the universe (the whole), and the universe is a magnificent organic combination of the individual and the whole. Every speck is relevant and meaningful in this whole; connected and existing as “One ».
In 2022, KYOTOGRAPHIE wants to celebrate each person’s unique existence and our collective diversity.
ONE is an opportunity to share our 10th year as the inspiration for reconnection, renewal, and revival.
KYOTOGRAPHIE, held in the spring in the ancient city of Kyoto, is one of the few truly international artistic events taking place in Japan.
While honoring its millennium of history and tradition, Kyoto is at the same time a leading light of culture on an international scale. Valuable collections of photography and works by internationally renowned artists are exhibited in elegant, historic buildings as well as modern architectural spaces. Some shows feature the work of traditional artisans, while others highlight collaborations with the most modern technology. The exhibitions are presented outside the traditional galley format and work in harmony with the spaces in which they reside. Our goal is to present a multifaceted photography festival that cannot be found anywhere else but Kyoto.
The 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami was a vivid reminder of the need for solid platforms for communication and cultural exchange between Japan and the rest of the world. Japanese camera and printing technology is legendary, but Japanese photographers still have a long way to go in terms of being recognized for their use of photography as a medium of expression. KYOTOGRAPHIE seeks to explore issues that affect us all through photography while showcasing the incredible talent in Japan and the rest of the world here in Kyoto, a city of both tradition and innovation. In this effort we have benefited from the assistance of numerous corpora- tions, organizations and individuals, as well as the city, prefectural and national governments. Without this support, KYOTOGRAPHIE would not be possible. Young people, in particular, have the potential to serve as a link between Japan and the rest of the world. While every day of preparation has been a process of trial and error, each one has brought new encounters and opportunities. We are confident this fusion of the new and the old will bring about new ways of thinking, and propel our festival to new heights.
Guy Bourdin (France)
« The Absurd and The Sublime »
Presented by CHANEL NEXUS HALL Curated by India Dhargalkar
Irving Penn (U.S.)
« Irving Penn: Works 1939–2007. Masterpieces from the MEP Collection »
Presented by DIOR
From the collection of MEP, Paris
in collaboration with The Irving Penn Foundation Curated by Simon Baker
Prince Gyasi (Ghana)
Supported by Cheerio Corporation Co., LTD.
Isabel Muñoz (Spain)× Min Tanaka(Japan) × Gembey Yamaguchi (Japan)
Curated by François Cheval
Maïmouna Guerresi (Italy)
Samuel Bollendorff (France)
« Contaminations »
Supported by agnès b.
Paolo Woods (Netherlands/Canada) & Arnaud Robert (Switzerland)
« Happy Pills »
Curated by François Hébel
Yuka Takasu (Japan)
Presented by Ruinart
Ikko Narahara (Japan)
« Japanesque <Zen> »
Celebrating Japanese Women Photographers
Yukari Chikura (Japan), Noriko Hayashi (Japan), Mayumi Hosokura (Japan), Ariko Inaoka (Japan), Ai Iwane (Japan), Momo Okabe (Japan), Harumi Shimizu (Japan), Mayumi Suzuki (Japan), Hideka Tonomura (Japan), Tamaki Yoshida (Japan)
Supported by KERING’S WOMEN IN MOTION
Co-curated by Pauline Vermare, Lucille Reyboz and Yusuke Nakanishi