July 2022

Parents and Children Photo Exhibition

July 2 - August 5, 2022

In commemoration of OYAKO Day, which is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July, this month’s exhibition focuses on the relationships between parents and children. Pictures in the show were taken in Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, and North America by the following photographers.

Farhana Akther (Bangladesh), Daniela Rivera Antara (Peru), Jamie Brisick (USA), Hideo Fukuda (Japan), Robert Gerhardt (USA), Arshad Ghori (Pakistan), Mark Edward Harris (USA), Eikoh Hosoe (Japan), Asmara  Hussain (Pakistan), Iqbal Khatri (Pakistan), Maiko Kuzutani (Japan), Kenichi Komatsu (Japan), Yulia Nevskaya (Russia), Chujo Nozumu (Japan), Bruce  Osborn (USA), Ryo Shimizu (Japan), Ann Summa (USA), Kaori Suzuki (Japan), Anne-Francoise Tasnier (Belgium), Krutik Thakur (India), Lisa Vogt (Japan)

I would like to express my gratitude to the photographers in this exhibition, along with The Month of Photography, PSJ (Photographic Society of Japan), IWPA (International Women in Photo Association), OYAKO Day Planning Committee, Chiyoda Ward Cultural Project, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Left: Sumatran Orangutan family  / Mark Edward Harris (USA) Chomel holds her son Putra sharing the love and security that only a mother can give. Singapore Zoo, 2019
Right: Photo from "Okaasan No Baka" book / Eikoh Hosoe (Japan) Hosoe’s chronicle on a family whose mother recently passed away. The series documents their lives as they struggle to move forward. Tokyo, 2004
Morning Walk in Peshawar / Asmara  Hussain (Pakistan) Father and son stroll down the Cultural Heritage Trail, a popular place for buying food from the many street stalls. Peshawar, Pakistan
Living with Down Syndrome / Maiko Kuzutani (Japan) When I heard that my son Kaito had Down Syndrome, I cried for the challenges he will face. However, when I see how how happy and innocently he is living, I feel any difficulties he encounters will be from other people with limited understanding about disabilities and quality of life.
Okinawa’s Mother and Child / Kenichi Komatsu (Japan) Mother and daughter join in the protest about the US Military base in their community. Urasoe City, Okinawa Prefecture
Luchador Wrestler and Son / Ann Summa (USA) The father, whose professional wrestler name is "Atlantis", faces the camera as his young son looks to him for guidance. Mexico City, 1998
Life in a Mundari cattle camp / Anne-Francoise Tasnier (Belgium) The woman from the Mundari tribe is caring for her child while tending the massive horned Ankole-Watusi cattle. Republic of South Sudan, Jan. 2021

Bruce Osborn / FCCJ Exhibition Chair