| Atsuko NAGANUMA
"Bug Train" 'An Insect'
Eight different projects of 8 individual photographers are exhibited.
Why 'digital photography' now?
It's been over 160 years since the photography was invented.
Now it's changing from analogue to digital. In the present course of transition from film photography to digital photography, how is the function of photography going to change? Or, how is our sense of view being affected through the image of digital photography?
For young generation, the image is not just to see any more. Like listening to music, the image has now become something to be soaked in.
For instance, a "landscape" becomes an "environment'" surrounding one rather than just to see and enjoy it. The image of the digital photography today lacks the depth or the substance of art like the photography, which used to be.
So, it is vain, even if we try to evaluate the digital image along the line of the aesthetic of the analogue photography.
Since the aesthetic of the depth and the substance created by analogue photography is now merely a historical matter, we have to recognize this 'disconnection' and reorganize new functions of photography, and must put effort to restructure image. In other words we are in need of escaping from the 'image binding' which is surrounding us just like money.
| Akiyo MIYAKE
"doesn't get any balance"
"An indistinct dot"