Join Yusuke Yamatani and Festival Director Yusuke Nakanishi as they explore the themes behind Yamatani’s series in an intimate conversation.
Yusuke Yamatani >Exhibition information
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Artist talk: Tsugi no yoru e / On to the next night
Born in 1985, in Niigata, Japan, Yusuke Yamatani now lives in Tokyo. After working for Photo Studio, he relocated in Nagasaki where he met Tomatsu Shomei and other photographers. By gaining knowledge and technique through them, Yamatani got his start as an artist. Since then, with his sensitive perspective as an outsider, he has been photographing the everyday life in underground communities by integrating himself into their lives by hanging out with them and traveling to various cities. Such communities include squatters in Milano, Italy, and punks in southeast Asia. The images in his first photo book, Tsugi no yoru e (2013), were shot in live houses and nightclubs in Osaka. The book immediately sold out.
Lighting Director. Yusuke Nakanishi was born in 1968 and is a lighting artist who travels the world, and expresses his impres- sions of light and shadow from his memories. He has worked as a lighting director for feature films, stages, music concerts, fashion shows and interior designs. He also created the Eatable Lights object series, and has exhibited installations at the Hara Museum, the School Gallery Paris, and Nuit Blanche Kyoto. He co-founded KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival with Lucille Reyboz in 2013.