"European eyes on Japan/ Japan today" opened yesterday 18th of August at the old powerhouse "Palia Electriki" cultural center, in the old center of Paphos.
About the project: Ongoing since 1999, this project consists in inviting to Japan photographers who are working in Europe to record for posterity images of the various prefectures of Japan on the theme of contemporary Japanese people and how they live their lives. We hope that this collection will prove an opportunity for Japanese to reacquaint themselves with aspects of our daily lives that we have tended to overlook and for Europeans to deepen their understanding of Japan and become more familiar with the distant presence of our distant Far Eastern country.
The photographs shot in various locations around Japan are collected the following year in the “European Eyes on Japan” publications and in exhibitions featured in cities throughout Japan and Europe. Works that have completed the exhibition circuit are then donated to their prefectures of origin as part of the cultural heritage of their later generations.
For 2017, and within the frame of the European Capital of Culture, the participating photographers representing Pafos2017 are Ergenc Mehmet Korkmazel and Constantinos Taliotis. The exhibition is curated by Mikiko Kikuta.
**With the support and collaboration of the Cultural Organisation EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee.
The exhibition takes place at the old powerhouse "Palia Electriki" cultural center and will remain opened until the 3rd of September, everyday, from 4.00 until 7.00 am.
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