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THEME #01Winners2022JAN

VOICE
OF
NATURE

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Statement

memento -記憶の種-

The deeply engraved rings of a tree as a mark,
past, present, and future cross.
Roots underground, branches forking like blood vessels,
and their veins of leaves are an abstracted perspective on life.

Just like the bygone act of writing teachings on leaves,
this work was an attempt to learn and utilize leaf photography to print on the surface of leaves.
As the beauty of vegetation that has continued since ancient times is destroyed, and the ecosystem of the natural world collapses,
with awareness of life fading, people are ceasing to interact with each other.

Memories of time spent in nature are universal and shared by all.
By sowing the seeds of memory for the future,
I hope to evoke these memories.

Using the chlorophyll the leaves contain,
this work involved printing photographs without the use of any other chemical agents.

Profile

Fukami Ohno

Graduated from the Department of Photography, Nihon University’s College of Art. Subsequently completed his master's program in Imaging Arts at the Nihon University Graduate School of Art; researching the chlorophyll printing process.

He won the APA Awards in 2016 and 2019 in the advertisement works category, has held many solo and group exhibitions, including “memento” and “Border”, and is currently studying and teaching photography as an alternative photo processing instructor at Atelier Chataigne.

Jury selection

It was fun and it made me puzzled as I wished I could look at the original.

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