2019Wonder Foto Day  KANA KAWANISHI賞 河西 香奈氏による作品解説 】

 

KANA KAWANISHI賞には、内倉真一郎さんを選出させて頂きました。〈十一月の星〉と〈Collection〉という2シリーズ。

 

〈十一月の星〉は新生児の時期の息子を撮影したシリーズ。ブースでぱらぱらと写真集をめくってみると、嬉しさ/悲しさなどの名前をつけられない本能的な感情がずどんと来た。写真集を購入して、ホテルでみかえすと、涙がでてくる。なんの涙かわからない。例えるなら圧倒的な大自然の光景をみたときと同じような種類のものだとおもう。写真の真髄。

 

〈Collection〉は、彼が地元の宮崎で出会った、打ち棄てられた物たちのポートレート。宮崎という土地柄の大胆さ。人間という生き物の奔放さ。役割を終えた物たちの無口な雄弁性。こちらも胸を突く作品で、写真というものの力をずっしり感じる。加えて、人間の営みというものを考えさせられる作品。内倉さんという人は底知れない。

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KANA KAWANISHI PRIZE: Shinichiro Uchikura

Shinichiro Uchikura was selected for KANA KAWANISHI Award for his two series "Star of November" and "Collection." "Star of November" was a series where Uchiukura photographed his newborn son, within 90 days since the new life arrived in this world. The simple images, purely photographed in black and white, left a heavy and fundamental viewing experience that cannot be named with normal emotions like "happiness" or "sadness." To confirm the indescribable resonance, I purchased the monograph and viewed it again back in my hotel. which naturally led me to tears. Perhaps the images have the power that is closer to when one stands in front of a devastating landscape within nature. "Collection" is a series of things left abandoned in his hometown Miyazaki, photographed as though portraits. The spontaneous dynamics of the people who reside in Miyazaki. The riotousness of us human beings. The eloquence of the things in silence who had finished their roles. Like his previous series "Star of November," this series too had a heavy and straightforward viewing experience, fully embracing what the medium of photography could do. The body of work also scoops an aspect of human society, making viewers rethink how humans have been behaving in this world.