June 2021 Exhibition: OYAKO Photo Matsuri
June 7 - July 2, 2021

photo by Laetitia Vancon

OYAKO (parents and children), a bond that touches everyone; transcending borders, cultures, and religion! The photos in this show were taken by twenty-six photographers working in documentary, fashion, music, editorial and fine art.

The pandemic has had a big impact on our lives and I’m looking for the day when we no longer need to worry about catching the virus or keeping a safe social distance from each other. There has been one positive result from the crisis however, it has forced us to slow down and take time to think about the things that are most important in our lives. At the top of the list are friends and relations, particularly the ones between parents and children. Hopefully, be learning to be grateful for what we have and not about what we don’t, we will show more concern about the environment, living together in harmony, and the world that we are leaving for future generations.

Photos in this exhibition were taken in Argentina, Brunei, Cuba, Cambodia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar, Scotland, Syria, Tibet, and United States

Ada Trillo, Bruce Osborn, Caro Ramirez, Constanza Portnoy, Elaheh Abdolahabadi, Emi Nakamura, Eriko Koga, Etsuko Enami, Hiko Miyao, Hiroshi Nirei, Ira Block, Kathya Maria Landeros, Laetitia Vancon, Lenka Klicperova, Mark Higashino, Masafumi Iha, Michael Yamashita, Renato Grome, Ross Ericsson, Ryan Treitel, Samphos Sut, Shingo Wakagi, Steve Attardo, Stirling Elmendorf, Thadar Soe, Wusha Wuli, and Bruce Osborn

In addition to the photographers, I would like to express gratitude for a grant from Chiyoda Ward Cultural Support Project along with support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, The Month of Photography and PSJ (Photographic Society of Japan), Sandra Saito and IWPA (International Women in Photo Association),Yoshiko Inoue and OYAKO Day Planning Committee

Bruce Osborn / FCCJ Exhibition Chair