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Untitled

Date:

1999, printed 2017

Artist:

Mikiko Hara
Japanese, born 1967

About this artwork

Mikiko Hara’s photographs spring from an unusual trust in the camera’s eye. Deliberately risking imbalance and uneven focus, she composes her images without looking through the viewfinder of her medium-format analog camera. Instead she captures ordinary moments on the streets of Tokyo and its surrounding environs with the camera discreetly positioned at her chest or waist. This approach yields fragmentary and unvarnished impressions of the everyday, as in this pair of off-kilter snapshots depicting Tokyo’s urban sprawl, or unaware subjects on a train platform.

On View

Photography, Gallery 189 (Corridor)

Artist

Mikiko Hara

Title

Untitled

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1999

Medium

Chromogenic print; edition 1/3

Dimensions

78 × 78.4 cm (image); 89.6 × 89.9 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Through prior gifts of Charles Levin and Publicity Department Photography Sundry Account

Reference Number

2018.147

Extended information about this artwork

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