Ai Iwane: Island in My Mind, Fukushima
and
Melissa Ann Pinney: Girl Transcendent
Jun 23 - Aug 16, 2018

Please note new close date:   the exhibit's last day is now August 16th.

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

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. 
[Thumbnail image on this page:   Mingus & Maria, photograph, 2013]

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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. 

[Image at top of this page : Iitate, Fukushima, 2016, pigment print, 8 in. x 6 ft.2 in.]

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Event related to this exhibit:   Lectures given by the two photographers  on Saturday, June 30, 2018

Intentions of Portraiture.  Melissa Ann Pinney discussed her techniques in portraiture and share ideas about composition, light, and creating a mood through photography
Documenting History through PhotographyAi Iwane talked about her approach to developing recent projects about Japanese immigrant communities in Hawai'i.