”New runway, Planned airport expansion area, Tenjinmine, 2017 ©︎ Tomomi Morita
Tomomi Morita (b. 1994, Kyoto) won the 2017 KG＋ Award with his Two Rivers photo-essay on Minamata and the Asio Copper Mine, two locales synonymous with environmental pollution. This time around he takes another go at a project started two years ago, a look at the legacy of local farmer and student resistance to the mid-1960s construction of Narita Airport at Sanrizuka, Chiba. Accompanying his 4×5 large-format camera images of the ‘battle zone’ will be an installation of opposition movement slogans conflating Sanrizuka’s past and present.
- Tomomi Morita
- Born in 1994 in Kyoto, Tomomi Morita studied photography at Tokyo Zokei University, graduating in 2017. His solo shows include Sky Access (Anewal Gallery, Kyoto, 2016). He received the 2017 KG＋ Award Grand Prix for his exhibition Two Rivers, which focused on pollution in Minamata and the Ashio Copper Mine.