The 5th edition of the KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival will be held from April 15th‒May 14th 2017, presenting 14 exhibitions around the theme “LOVE” all shown in iconic Kyoto venues with original scenography.
The Kyotographie International Photography Festival is held annually over four weeks during the height of the spring tourist season in Kyoto, in a style that is unique in Asia. Exhibitions are spread across the city, staged creatively in various traditional and contemporary settings. The exhibitions and events create opportunities, bringing people together of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Now recognized as one of the world’s leading photography events, Kyotographie has attracted some 250,000 visitors from within Japan and overseas since 2013.
Our theme for 2017 is “LOVE.” Humanity’s diverse forms of love serve as means of social cohesion and strategies for propagation of offspring to ensure the survival of the species. Those feelings and ideas we call love all vary according to one’s background, religious views, history, geographical region and living environment. Such differences can cause friction and at times turn love into hate, wholly deplete love to disinterest, or even lead to murder, war, violence toward the disadvantaged and other serious problems that plague contemporary society. Which lets know just how vital love is for us humans and why we instinctually crave love in all its multiplicity.
1. Isabel Muñoz / Spain
“Family Album” & “Love & Ecstasy”
2. Raphaël Dallaporta / France
“The elusive Chauvet ‒ Pont-d’Arc Cave”
3. Arnold Newman / U.S.A.
“Masterclass” presented by BMW
Special display: BMW Art Car by Andy Warhol
4. Robert Mapplethorpe Photographs
from the Peter Marino Collection / U.S.A.
“MEMENTO MORI” presented by CHANEL NEXUS HALL
5. Hanne van der Woude / Netherlands
6. Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts, Photographic collections
“Theater of Love”
7. Nobuyoshi Araki / Japan
“A Desktop Love”
8. Giada Ripa / Italy
“The Yokohama Project 1867-2016” presented by Ruinart
9. Yan Kallen / Hong Kong
“Between the Light and Darkness”
10. René Groebli / Switzerland
“The Eye of Love”
11. Chikako Yamashiro / Japan
12. TOILETPAPER Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari / Italy
13. Zanele Muholi / Republic of South Africa
14. agnés b. Photographic Collection / France
“amour, amours – 70 photographies from my collection agnés b.”