Maki Hayashida’s Artist book “Almost Transparent Island” order available now.
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RPS is now ready to launch and take pre-orders for Maki Hayashida’s artist photobook, “Almost Transparent Island”.
Her book project is about Teshima Island in Setouchi, which has been developed through the RPS mentorship program as well as the International Summer School of Photography 2018 residency program. In March 2019 It was also exhibited at FORMAT Festival 2019.
We are very pleased to organize Maki Hayashida’s solo exhibition “Almost Transparent Island” from June 8th to 23rd, 2019. Looking forward to welcoming you for the opening and the show from June 8th to 23rd.
“Almost Transparent Island”
The story is about a small island located in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan, called Teshima.
During the 1970s and 80s, the rural island of Teshima become the location for illegal dumping of industrial waste. The beautiful sandy beaches were filled with rubbish, which was either buried under the sand or burnt, causing toxic black smoke. The islanders undertook a long legal battle to prevent the continuous illegal discarding of waste products. In 2000 after the legal battle was won, the clean-up started. It took seventeen years to remove 918,000 tons of industrial waste.
Almost Transparent Island combines archival and contemporary photographs creating a collage of what was and what is now to make a visual testament to the Teshima scandal.
– Fully handmade artist edition of 44 copies
– 150 pages / H245mm x W195mm
– Signed and editioned, each edition comes with the unique transparent print,
– The book dummy was shortlisted
Book Dummy Award 2018 by La Fábrica and Photo London
Kassel Dummy Award 2019
Maki Hayashida was born 1984. Based in Tokyo. Her former works, “JAPAN-GO-ROUND” and “The Pacific Tourist,” have been exhibited domestically and internationally, such as at KONICA MINOLTA PLAZA in Tokyo or Singapore International Photography Festival 2016.