Fuu was rescued from being run over on the streets of Fukuoka in 2005. She had lost the use of her hind legs in the accident. She was operated on and rehabilitated, but could not walk like a normal dog. However, she could not walk like a normal dog. Even so, she recovered to stand and walk on her own while running and sometimes falling on her butt. It was around that time that I started photography. When I was taking pictures, I didn't intend to make art with them. I just looked at Fuu, who was reacting to what was happening in front of me as if for the first time, and snapped the shutter. In Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo, and Berlin, I stayed with Fuu for twelve years, and my photographs remained there as if I were just staring at her.
Kinkan Gallery is pleased to announce the photo exhibition "To Row the Wind" by Takao Hashimoto from September 18 to October 10, 2021. Takao Hashimoto, a Berlin-based photographer, will publish his photo book "To Row the Wind" by Mochuisle Inc. in September 2021. This exhibition will be the start of a traveling exhibition to celebrate the publication. He was photographing his daily life with his dog, Fuu, with whom he lived for twelve years. This book, his first publication, contains photographs and essays taken over 12 years while moving from Japan to Berlin. This book is also an accumulation of their time and landscapes. A special edition of the book will be available for purchase, so please take this opportunity to look at it in conjunction with the exhibition.
(Kinkan Gallery, Kyoko Ota)
"To Row the Wind"
Photographs and Essays by Takao Hashimoto
Format: 146 x 195mm
Number of pages: 312 pages, 262 works, 20,000 words of essays
First edition published : September 2021
Design: Tsuyoshi Okamoto+
Editing: Kaoruko Otani
Printing Direction: Masahiro Sato
Publisher: Mochuisle Inc.
Printing and binding: Sanei Printery Co, Ltd.
3,520yen (tax included)
"To Row the Wind"Special Edition
Prints and photographs are packaged in a box handmade by the artist himself.
Edition of 50 copies (numbered and signed)
(F: 25 copies S: 25 copies)
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