OAG – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens (Tokyo)

20. März 2022 - 27. März 2022
Täglich von 10:00 bis 18:00 Uhr
Sonntag erst ab 13:00 Uhr
Anthony Wood: „Living Japanese Traditions“

‘Living Japanese Traditions’ is a continuing personal project by photographer Anthony Wood. It was born of an interest in the history of Japan and how elements of the past, in their nearly original form, can still be clearly seen in the modern era. The intent of the project is to seek out and photograph men and women actively involved in the long-held traditions, crafts, and customs of Japan and present them in a way that makes viewers feel as if they are looking through a window to another time.

Originally from the American Midwest, Anthony Wood is a Japan-based photographer who specializes in headshots and portraits for business professionals and performers.

Living Traditions of Japan (1)
© Anthony Wood

His photographic journey initially began as a way to document his experiences and share with his family and friends back home all of the incredible things he was seeing and experiencing in Japan. Frequently though, he felt that the photos he was taking were not adequately conveying all that he was seeing and experiencing. This started him down a course of learning, practicing, and exploring the creation of better images. Photography eventually grew into a deliberate process of being much more thoughtful about the technical as well as the artistic and communicative aspects of a photograph. In time what started as an interest in photographing things and places shifted into a concentration on people and portraits. This naturally led him to the pursuit of personal projects where he could combine other interests with his professional craft.

Living Traditions of Japan (2)
© Anthony Wood

Anthony has now spent more than a decade living and photographing in Japan and is always looking for unique and authentic people to photograph.

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Opening hours:
Daily from 10 am to 6 pm, starting at 1pm on March 20.

Ausstellungsmacher/Curator: Stefan Speidel