Ryo Kameyama Photo Exhibition “Afrika War Journal”

Reminders Photography Stronghold will hold an inaugural exhibition of the work of photographer Ryo Kameyama, whose book “Afrika War Journal” was recently published by Little More Books.

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Since I was in high school, I dreamed only of going to Africa.I was 22 when war broke out in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Not only to capture the critical moment or war scenes, I thought it was important to keep a record of existence itself, even if it is only partial. The atmosphere of the place and the breath of life of the people. These things continue despite the killings and the rapes and the plundering of the land. I did not know how to do it, how to capture such a thing in photography. But it was absolutely certain that nothing can happen without going there, to that place.

In the years since I shot – and was shot – in Palestine during the Intifada, and then it was back to Africa, shooting in Liberia during heavy fighting in 2003. I am obsessed with Africa, with its people, with the place.

Ryo Kameyama

Duration: November 4, 2012 (Sun.) to 30, 2012 (Fri.)
Time: 11:00–20:00
Opening Reception: November 3rd, 16:00 (Sat.)
A photo exhibition with Ryo Kameyama and a photobook editor, Hirohisa Asahara
Opening reception: Photo exhibition sponsors and RPS members: free
General: 1,500 yen
Higashi-Mukojima, 2-38-5 Sumida-ku, Tokyo

We’ll also sell the “AFRRIKA WAR JOURNAL” photobook [with autograph and cabinet size print, 2,200 yen within Japan, for international order as 5,900 yen including shipping and handling charge] here during the exhibition. If you would like to purchase it, you can reserve a copy by contacting stronghold@reminders-project.org.

ryo_a5Sponsorship for the “AFRIKA WAR JOURNAL” Ryo Kameyama Photo Exhibition

We welcome donations from those who support 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!

The photographer will show his appreciation to sponsors with presentation of photographic prints of the sponsor’s choice, as below:
Pledge ¥5,000: 8×10 original RC print
Pledge ¥10,000: 11×14 original fiber print

From the photobook and exhibition, you can specify any one image of your choice. Overseas sponsors who cannot attend the exhibition can choose an image from Kimura’s website: http://ryokameyama.com/.

But please don’t feel limited to donating in the amounts suggested above. For example, a donor giving ¥30,000 would be entitled to two 11×14 print, or 10 8×10 prints and so on.

※ The prints will be sent to donors after the end of exhibition.

About being an exhibition sponsorship, contact stronghold@reminders-project.org