are pleased to announce Yoichi Nagano photo exhibition
"To the Lighthouse" at FOIL GALLERY from 10th
to 31st of October, 2008.
Yoichi Nagano was born in 1968. After graduating from
art university, he announced "To the Lighthouse",
a series of photographs portrayed teenagers in Islands
of Amami, Okinawa with a project "Ningen no Machi"
run by Gardian Garden. Subsequently, he has established
his career as a photographer and collected the project
as one book of the same title, "To the Lighthouse"
in 2001. Since the publication, the fresh and impressive
features of the photographs and texts have caught the
readers' attentions and it has been a best-seller book.
- As I look back, "To the Lighthouse" has surely
started from the day...
I might not have been taking photographs of teenagers
in islands continuously as I have now, If I didn't encounter
the graduates in Miyako-Islands, who were completely covered
with white flour.
Yoichi Nagano has continuously photographed islands in
Japan over 10 years. The sparkling features of teenagers
Nagano captured has never stop fascinating the viewers.
Accompanied by the publication of revised edition of "To
the Lighthouse", he will present about 30 works,
including newly taken works, from his debut series "To
the Lighthouse" after 4 years break from his last
solo show in Tokyo.