Ai Iwane: Island in My Mind, Fukushima
Melissa Ann Pinney: Girl Transcendent
Jun 23 - Aug 17, 2018

Two concurrent exhibits will feature personal approaches in photography by two women.

Ai Iwane: Island in My Mind, Fukushima
This extraordinary exhibition of work by Ai Iwane from Tokyo documents the connection between Japanese immigrants who traveled to Hawai'i from Fukushima, Japan, at the turn of the 20th century, to the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami there. Using a Kodak Cirkut large-format 360-degree panoramic camera, she provides historical insight into a disaster that is both far away and close to home. 
At top: Iitate, Fukushima, 2016, pigment print, 8 in. x 6 ft.2 in. 

Melissa Ann Pinney: Girl Transcendent
Melissa Ann Pinney is a fine art photographer based in Evanston, Illinois. Her works in this exhibition are selected from a long-term exploration of emerging feminine identity and the female experience, captured in the cumulative activities and rituals of everyday life. Vivid with color, gesture, and light, the images reveal the mysterious and ardent inner life of girls on their journey to womanhood. 
At right:  Mingus & Maria, 2013, photograph


Events related to this exhibit:

Saturday, June 30    Lectures by the two photographers

Intentions of Portraiture 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Photographer Melissa Ann Pinney will discuss her techniques in portraiture and share ideas about composition, light, and creating a mood through photography. FREE! Pre-registration requested:  email 

Documenting History through Photography  3:00 – 4:00 pm
Photographer Ai Iwane will talk about her approach to developing recent projects about Japanese immigrant communities in Hawai'i. FREE! Pre-registration requested:  email

Please note a change in programming: there will not be an "Observe & Play Family Day" associated with this exhibit, as previously advertised.

The gallery will be closed Saturday, July 28.