Posts Tagged ‘Exhibition’

From Above photo exhibition in Hiroshima

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

..June 2012.. ..Hiroshima..

From Above photo exhibition opening in Hiroshima June 15th-17th.

From Above photo exhibition in Hiroshima

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

..May 2012.. ..New York to Hiroshima..

..Packing the last prints for the exhibition in Hiroshima.

From Above photo exhibtion in Hiroshima

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

..May 2012.. ..Hiroshima..

Signing and packing the prints for an upcoming exhibition in Hiroshima opening on June 15th.


From Above photography exhibition at the Kyoto Peace Museum

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

..October 2011.. ..Kyoto..

The most recent portraits of atomic bomb survivors from the on-going FROM ABOVE series exhibited at the Kyoto Peace Museum in Kyoto, Japan.

The book, FROM ABOVE, is still available. This is where you can purchase the book or please contact me through e-mail.

US: https://bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/guest/cgi-bin/wshoseaohb.cgi?W-NIPS=Q-90425608&AREA=02&LANG=E

Japan: http://www.amazon.co.jp/ABOVE-%E3%83%9D%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AC%E3%83%BB%E3%82%B5%E3%83%B4%E3%82%A3%E3%82%A2%E3%83%BC%E3%83%8E/dp/4904256085/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1311731696&sr=8-1

Europe: http://www.c-fac.jp/online.html

From Above book release

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

..August 2011.. ..Tokyo and Hiroshima..

For anyone in Tokyo who wants to view the book, Gallery EF will have a sample of the book and 6 original prints on exhibition during August. The book can also be purchased at the gallery.

A closer look at the book on PHIL to PHIL Blog.

The exhibition has also opened in Hiroshima at the Cheers Gallery from August 3rd-31st.
Venue: Cheers Gallery 2F, 3-12-3 Yokogawa-cho, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-city
(3 minutes walk from JR Yokogawa station) TEL 082-295-5799 http://www.cusi.ne.jp/cheers/ Open: 11:00-18:00 closed on Tuesdays & August 15-18.

Some of the recent newspaper articles about the book.
Nishi Nippon Newspaper
Chuguko Newspaper Hiroshima

Installation of From Above photography exhibtion in Hiroshima

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

..August 2011.. ..Hiroshima..

Setting up installation for FROM ABOVE photography exhibition in Hiroshima.

Commericial for From Above photography exhibition in Hiroshima

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

..July 2010.. ..Hiroshima..

A commercial for the From Above photography exhibition in Hiroshima, Japan.

The book, From Above, will be available at the venue. It will be officially released in Japan next week and throughout the US and Europe soon after. I’ll be sending out information on the book release as soon the book is available in the stores and on-line.

From Above
Photography Exhibition in Hiroshima
By Paule Saviano

Venue
Cafe Cheers
2F, 3-12-3 Yokogawa-cho, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-city
(3 minutes walk from JR Yokogawa station)
TEL 082-295-5799

http://www.cusi.ne.jp/cheers/

August 3rd – 31st 2011
Open: 11:00-18:00
closed on Tuesdays & 15-18 August
entrance free

Related events:
“STORIES FROM ABOVE”
FRI. 5 August
OPEN 19:00 START 19:30
admission: Adv. 2,500 Yen/ Door 3.000 Yen with 1 drink
Koto (Shunobue flute), Shoko Fujii (reading)

From Above Photography Exhibition in Hiroshima

Friday, July 29th, 2011

..July 2010.. ..Hiroshima..

A commercial for the From Above photography exhibition in Hiroshima, Japan.

The book, From Above, will be available at the venue. It will be officially released in Japan next week and throughout the US and Europe soon after. I’ll be sending out information on the book release as soon the book is available in the stores and on-line.

From Above
Photography Exhibition in Hiroshima
By Paule Saviano

Venue
Cafe Cheers
2F, 3-12-3 Yokogawa-cho, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-city
(3 minutes walk from JR Yokogawa station)
TEL 082-295-5799

http://www.cusi.ne.jp/cheers/

August 3rd – 31st 2011
Open: 11:00-18:00
closed on Tuesdays & 15-18 August
entrance free

Related events:
“STORIES FROM ABOVE”
FRI. 5 August
OPEN 19:00 START 19:30
admission: Adv. 2,500 Yen/ Door 3.000 Yen with 1 drink
Koto (Shunobue flute), Shoko Fujii (reading)

From Above Photo Exhibition in Hiroshima

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

These are the posters for the upcoming From Above photo exhibition in Hiroshima from August 3rd-31st.

This will be the 5th exhibition of the on-going portrait series about Hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors. This series in Hiroshima has not been shown before.

The book, From Above, will be released in Japan next week and is available at the venue. It will also be released in the US and Europe shortly after. I’m hoping it will be delivered to the stores in the US by the first week of August. More information will be posted next week on where it’s available on-line and in stores.

The exhibition will move to the Kyoto Peace Museum during September. The prints shown in Kyoto will be different than in Hiroshima. I will post information about the Kyoto exhibition in a couple of weeks.

Mr. Matashichi Oishi, former crew member of Lucky Dragon 5, Bikini Atoll Hibakusha

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

March 1, 1954….

Matashichi Oishi
Born 1934 in Shizuoka, Japan

Mr. Matashichi Oishi is a former crew member of the Daigo Fukuryu-Maru (Lucky Dragon 5), tuna fishing boat. He turned 20 years old on the second day of the journey from Yaizu harbor to Marshall Islands. Due to the postwar food shortages, they had to sail farther distances to catch fish. The boat trip from central Japan to the Marshall Islands took over 2 weeks, one way.

There were 23 crew members on the wooden boat. Average age was 25 years old. In the early morning of March 1st, 1954, the boat was exposed to radiation by a hydrogen bomb nuclear test at the Bikini Atoll. It was an unannounced secret test. They were fishing 160km away from the hypocenter.

The bomb was 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb detonated in Hiroshima. It contained 270 different kinds of radioactive materials.

Mr. Oishi saw a strong flash of light. An orange color soaked the sky. After 7 minutes they heard horrific rumbling. Strangely, the sea surface stayed calm. They were frightened and decided to return.

They had to raise the fishing nets and long fishing lines from the deep water. This took hours to complete. Soon after “ashes of death”(nuclear fallout) started falling, covering the boat like snow. They had no idea what it was, some licked the flakes. The flakes of ash didn’t melt, felt like sand, and burned their skin.

They removed the fishing nets and long fishing lines while the radioactive ashes fell. It took 5 hours to get the equipment to the surface so they could begin their voyage home.

After a 2 week journey, they arrive at Yaizu harbor. All of them already suffered from acute radiation diseases such as dizziness, loss of appetite, gum bleeding, diarrhea, vomiting, and hair loss. But they still didn’t know what they were exposed to.

A newspaper released the news about the nuclear test. It caused a panic in Japan. “Poisoned fishermen brought back poisoned tuna.” Even rain contaminated with radioactivity feel over Japan and other countries in the Pacific Ocean.

The panic created an anti-nuclear movement and encouraged Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb Survivors to speak about their experiences. Nearly 10 years after the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this was the first public discussion about nuclear weapons in Japan.

During the American Occupation after WW II, news about the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was censored. The American government allowed no public discussion or articles in Japan to be written about the bombings. The official reason given, as a precaution of the Cold War they didn’t want the USSR to gain information about the affects or material used. Because of the censorship the Japanese public, outside of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, were largely unaware about the affects of radioactivity.

The Lucky Dragon 5 event was covered up in negotiations between the US and Japanese governments. The boat was painted over and dumped in a landfill in Tokyo. The ill fishermen were abandoned and outcast socially. Their lives changed completely. They didn’t have visible burn or scar but inside their bodies were radioactively contaminated. All battled various types of cancers throughout their lives. The first member of the crew died a half year later. More than half of the crew has died. All of them died from liver cancer.

Mr. Oishi has also suffered for varied aftereffects; including liver cancer and social discrimination. The company and government have claimed no responsibility for his health care bills even though he was exposed while working.

After 30 years of silence, he started to speak about his experiences. He is one of only two voices out of 23 Lucky Dragon crew members to speak. 856 boats, containing 17,000 Japanese fishermen, were present in the marine area the day of the nuclear test at Bikini Atoll. None of the others have chosen to speak or release their medical records

Mr. Oishi is photographed at the location were the Lucky Dragon 5 was found. The discarded boat was discovered in 1967. The boat has since been persevered and a museum has been built around it.


Izumi, Mr. Oishi, and Koji at Gallery EF….February 2011