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THEME #01Winners2019JUN

VOICE
OF
NATURE

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AKIBARE

AKIBARE is the story of a research station called BEJ, which specializes in plant photography. The protagonists are the boss and assistant, played by myself.
The story begins on the riverbank of the Arakawa River in Tokyo, where plants battle for supremacy. Yet, lacking knowledge of botany, will they be able to produce the field guide they need? And as insect characters emerge, will we not lose sight of our intended target? The story goes on through the middle of the night until a print is ready at the lab.
This piece incorporates nature photography and performance art to create a type of photographic metafiction which also conveys the unique Japanese labor culture that I envisaged.
The work is then published as an electronic picture scroll.

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Bureau d'Etudes Japonaises

Born in 1964 in France, Bruno Quinquet has lived in Tokyo since 2005.
After a recording engineer career, he studied photography at Tokyo Visual Arts.
His Bureau d’Etudes Japonaises offers a contemplative and deadpan vision of the
metropolis, grounded in the surrealistic, modernist and conceptual influences of his
European cultural heritage.
Projects focus on urban landscape, work culture and botany.

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The serious humor is entertaining.

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THEME #01 VOICE OF NATURE

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2022OCT

THEME #39

NIGHT

JUDGE:
Sakiko Nomura

DEADLINE:
Until December 30th

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2022SEP

THEME #38

REBIRTH

JUDGE:
Yusuke Nakanishi&Lucille Reyboz

DEADLINE:
Until December 07th

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