In this challenging time, we hope this message finds you and your family well.
This weekend would have brought us together in Kyoto, to celebrate the 8th edition of KYOTOGRAPHIE, unfortunately, COVID-19 has written a new story. Adapting to the new situation, our artists, curators, audience, and the KYOTOGRAPHIE team is waiting at home for better days.
To keep us connected and uplift our spirits, we would like to share "VISION from Home" by KYOTOGRAPHIE 2020 artists.
This content will be posted on our website and via SNS every two days, to share unique personal perspectives from confinement.
This is the moment we can take care of our dear ones, reinvent our lives and rethink our world.
We hope you enjoy "VISION from Home” online before we launch the 8th edition in a few months.
Until then, stay home, safe and happy!

Lucille Reyboz & Yusuke Nakanishi
Co-founders and Directors of KYOTOGRAPHIE

Maimouna Guerresi

マイムーナ・ゲレシ
in Morocco

Absence - isolation.

Residence

Resistance

Resiliency

Marrakesh

Macaal museum

New villas / Ville nouvelle

Ancient shadows / ombre anciennes

Ville nouvelles and Shadou 1 ©Maïmouna Guerresi
Ville nouvelles and Shadou 2 ©Maïmouna Guerresi
Ville nouvelles and Shadou 3 ©Maïmouna Guerresi
Ville nouvelles and Shadou 4 ©Maïmouna Guerresi

Mari Katayama

片山真理
in Gunma, Japan
♯STAYHOME © Mari Katayama
♯STAYHOME - collage with my daughter #001 © Mari Katayama
♯STAYHOME - collage with my daughter #002 © Mari Katayama
♯STAYHOME - collage with my daughter #003 © Mari Katayama
♯STAYHOME - broken heart © Mari Katayama
♯STAYHOME - collage box @ Mari Katayama

Omar Victor Diop

オマー・ヴィクター・ディオプ
in Dakar, Senegal

At the studio in Dakar, trying to use these weeks and months as an extra amount of time to prepare for the day we’ll meet again... soon. Staying safe and creative.

© Omar Victor Diop

Elsa Leydier

エルサ・レイダー
in Brazil

This photo was taken early in the morning from the place I am spending my quarantine in Brazil. What you can see in the middle of the landscape is smoke. This is why I chose this picture to illustrate how I feel right now. I am so privileged to be surrounded by lush vegetation, and from my bubble, everything is OK so far. But you can see and feel the danger threatening far away. I am feeling scared and helpless for so many people, especially for the millions of Brazilian people who cannot even pretend to be isolated — because they are too poor — and who are made even more vulnerable as the government doesn't grasp the depth of the situation.

©︎ Elsa Leydier

Atsushi Fukushima

福島あつし
in Kanagawa, Japan

Unfortunately, the situation has come to this, and it is with great regret that KYOTOGRAPHIE 2020 has been postponed. Under the present circumstances, perhaps there isn’t much that my photography can do to be of service to people. However, the time will surely come when we defeat the coronavirus. Even now, I will continue to work hard so that at that time, my work can serve as a motivating force in the lives of others. And besides creating artistic works, I have also become involved in farming. In times like these, let’s nourish our bodies with plenty of nutritious food so that we can beat this virus!!

© Atsushi Fukushima

Pierre-Elie de Pibrac

ピエール=エリィ・ド・ピブラック
in Kyoyo, Japan

In this hard period, I would like to stay positive. It is really difficult because my feelings are up and down and I cannot work on my Japanese project. But it allowed me to have a blessed moment, in a usually very crowded place, this man playing shakuhachi. And thinking of this moment make me feel better.

© Pierre-Elie de Pibrac / Agence Vu'

Kai Fusayoshi

甲斐 扶佐義
in Kyoto, Japan

All I can do now is hope for the end to this global crisis caused by the coronavirus. But how to turn this great misfortune into something positive? As a photographer, managing bars and tearooms has supported me financially. But from now on, the food service industry is expected to change drastically. What’s more, due to the recent transformation of civic life, my work in candid photography has become much more difficult as people disappear from the streets. On the other hand, there must be some opportunity to be found in all this. In the midst of the standstill in my daily life, I keep reflecting on my previous work. I have revisited my mindset at the time each photo was taken and have discovered unprecedented possibilities. I’m now deep in thought about how to develop these discoveries as new forms of expression.

April 18, 2020 71st birthday

Hachimonjiya bar counter @ Kai Fusayoshi
The popular Kiyamachi Street where is located Hachimonjiya bar, empty these days. @ Kai Fusayoshi

Marie Liesse

マリー・リエス
in Sarthe, France

I am confined in "la Sarthe", a western french countryside region, in a very old house that could easely hosts any kind of ghosts. It inspired me a little ghost story for kids, dressing up my 8 years old son Anton with a white sheet.
By definition ghosts are locked in time and space. He is wandering around from the attic to the cellar, doing exercises, looking for activities to escape, attracted by the outside world.
In one word he is trying to kill time!

©︎ Marie Liesse
©︎ Marie Liesse
©︎ Marie Liesse
©︎ Marie Liesse
©︎ Marie Liesse

Ryosuke Toyama

外山亮介
in Kyoto, Japan

Recently, I am plowing the field in front of my house.
I notice the scent of the soil and the movement of insects. I can hear the call of the warbler from a distance.
I moved from Shinjuku, Tokyo to a mountainous area of ​​Kyoto last spring.
I have a glimpse of the simple world where humans "live". I'm still learning but I want to gradually increase what I can do without depending too much on the structure of society.
This is also a common theme in my photos. I make my own camera and film, and simplify the compositions.
Cutting out the extra elements and emphasizing only the important ones.
This is not only thinking back or reflection of the past, but also a perspective of my future outlook.
What is photography? How will we live in the future?
I spend days digging my thoughts growing deeper while piercing the hoe into the ground.
I hope that this coronavirus disaster will be contained soon and a new day will begin.

©︎ Ryosuke Toyama

Marjan Teeuwen

マリアン・ティーウェン
in Kyoto, Japan

My ninth architectural installation, "Destroyed House Kyoto", in collaboration with KYOTOGRAPHIE, is located in two traditional Japanese town houses (machiya) in the centre of Kyoto. A building as a sculpture. In my work the constructive force of building and the force of destruction and decline go hand in hand. To me, the polarity of construction – destruction, falling – standing, order – chaos is an essence of the human condition. A diabolic conflict.
I arrived in Kyoto in January. "Destroyed House Kyoto" has been completed now for about 90%.
It feels sad not being able to finish the project due to COVID-19 as I have to fly back home tonight.

Marjan Teeuwen in her "Destroyed House Kyoto", April 2020 © Marjan Teeuwen
"Destroyed House Kyoto", Installation view, April 2020 © Marjan Teeuwen
"Destroyed House Kyoto", Installation view, April 2020 © Marjan Teeuwen

Wing Shya

ウィン・シャ
in Hong Kong

CHILL

© Wing Shya / April 2020