Yang Seung Woo photo exhibition “we’re shit but champions”

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Since we opened our first exhibition last November, we have had great collaborations with photographers and visitors alike. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to those of you who have encouraged and supported us in our journey and we hope you will continue to do so in our vision moving forward.

To mark the 1st year anniversary, Reminders Photography Stronghold will hold an exhibition of the work of photographer Yang Seung Woo ‘We’re shit but champions’.

One of me old mates died
Actually he topped himself
But his dying changed now
The other lads will just forget him
I’ll forget him too
I looked for a photo so I could see his face
But there weren’t any
I thought he was me special mate
Sooner or later I’ll be gone too
It made me want to take photographs

Then I realized

We’re shit
But champions
As long as we live we’ll boast about this
What on earth were we thinking
But those days with the lads
And those days I spent wasting time
Were the best days of my life
His death showed me how to live
I should have realized sooner
Maybe its too late
Now though
My Youth, Act Two begins
A better life

by Yang Seung-woo
More on Yang Seung-woo
http://invisiblephotographer.asia/2012/12/10/photoessay-thebestdays-yangseungwoo/
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/looking-back-with-nostalgia-and-pain/

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Time: Saturday, November 9th to Sunday, December 8th, from 1pm to 7pm everyday.
Opening event on Saturday, November 9th, from 5pm to 8pm.
The Secret of Yang Seung-Woo
Moderator: Yumi Goto, RPS Curator
Venue:Reminders Photography Stronghold
Contact:[email protected]
You all are cordially invited.

PDF flier you can download from here.

We also welcome contributions from those wishing to support photographers and REMINDERS PHOTOGRAPHY STRONGHOLD and the staging of this exhibition. The success of this and future exhibitions will be in large part thanks to your support and we very much appreciate it!

B3 size original poster will be gifted to all contributors.

Select a Perk for your contribution:photobook

Perk1. ¥150,000: The only book dummy of ‘The best days’, which was originally produced in 2006 by the photographer himself. A4 size, B&W, 120 pages. **Some photos of ‘The best days’ can only be seen in this original dummy.

Perk1. ¥150,000: The only book dummy of ‘The best days’, which was originally produced in 2006 by the photographer himself. A4 size, B&W, 120 pages. **Some photos of ‘The best days’ can only be seen in this original dummy.

Perk 2. ¥6,000: A copy of the newly published 'We’re shit but champions', which was created based on the Perk 1 book dummy 'The best days'. It has been resized, redesigned and retitled. B6 size, signed, open edition.

Perk 2. ¥6,000: A copy of the newly published ‘We’re shit but champions’, which was created based on the Perk 1 book dummy ‘The best days’. It has been resized, redesigned and retitled. B6 size, signed, open edition.
Some frames from Yang’s contact sheets currently exhibited are also included in this book! It is very precious book that he prints and binds them by his own hand on demand, you can get it when you support the exhibition.

Perk3. 9,000 yen. A copy of 'The best days' (previously published by Zen Foto Gallery for a limited edition of only 500 copies) and Perk 2, a copy of 'We’re shit but champions'.

Perk3. 9,000 yen. A copy of ‘The best days’ (previously published by Zen Foto Gallery for a limited edition of only 500 copies) and Perk 2, a copy of ‘We’re shit but champions’.

The Best Days by Seungwoo Yang from seungwooyang on Vimeo.

Select a Perk for your contribution:print
An inkjet print of your selected exhibition print (this print is of a few frames or single image of the photographer’s contact sheet) in Perk 4, 5 and 6 (See below.)
A:
0008-1200
B:
0007-1200
C:
0004-1200
D:
0011-1200
E:
0005-1200
F:
0010-1200
G:
0009-1200
H:
0001-1200
I:
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Perk 4. ¥3,000: An Inkjet print of your selected exhibition print, 12 x 10 inches, 254 x 305 mm.

Perk5: ¥30,000: An inkjet print of your selected exhibition print (this print is of a few frames of the photographer’s contact sheet) in A0 size, 84.1 x 118.4 cm, 33.11 x 46.61 inches.

Perk6: ¥50,000: An inkjet print of your selection of exhibition print (single image) in A0 size, 84.1 x 118.4 cm, 33.11 x 46.61 inches.

*Note that shipping and handling fees will be extra depending on where you want the book/print to be sent.
Overseas contributors who cannot attend the exhibition can contact us and we will send a pdf catalogue after the exhibition opening {November 9th).

Please do not feel limited to contributing in the amounts suggested above. For example, a donor giving ¥80,000 will be entitled to one of Perk 5 and Perk 6 and so on.

※ The perk will be sent to contributors after the exhibition. Your contribution will be therefore be appreciated before December 8th, 2013.