Naoya Hatakeyama

 

Contemporary Photographers

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Outside of Japan, Naoya Hatakeyama’s photography has predominantly been shown in Europe. Find lots of (somewhat badly scanned) examples here.

It will be interesting to see how/if the internet will level the divide between American, European, and Japanese photography. There are many artists whose works deserve exposure to a wider audience - especially since American and European photography are still different enough to make this kind of interaction very exciting. On the other side, I’d hate to see any kind of movement towards a more unified culture. Divisions create friction from which springs artistic creativity.