Atsushi Fukushima福島あつし

Bento is Ready

KG+ Select 2019 Award Winner

curated by Pascal Beausse

Itoyu Machiya
10:00 - 19:00|Closed: 9/28, 10/5, 12
19:00 - 21:00 (Night Exhibition 9/19-22, 25, 26, 10/2, 3, 9, 10, 16-18)

Adult ¥1200
Students ¥1000 (Please present your student ID)

* Admission accepted 30 mins before the venue closes.

© Atsushi Fukushima

© Atsushi Fukushima

© Atsushi Fukushima

Atsushi Fukushima “Bento is Ready”
Itoyu Machiya
©︎ Takeshi Asano-KYOTOGRAPHIE 2020

The KG+ Award Grand Prix winner in 2019. Fukushima photographed the elderly he met over the 10 years while he worked as a bento box delivery man in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. “At first, I felt like I was facing death, but as I continued shooting over many years, I began to feel that I was facing life.'' Through Fukushima's work we are aware of the strain of society and the awe of human vitality. Curators from all over the world complimented the 2019 KG+ Award Grand Prix winning works, which will be fully exhibited in a machiya (townhouse) in central Kyoto.
Atsushi Fukushima
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1981 and graduated from the Department of Photography, Osaka University of Arts in 2004. In 2006, he graduated from the School of Photography at Tokyo Sogo College of Photography. Fukushima was elected for the Nikon Salon Juna 21 awards and was the 2019 KG+ Award 2019 Grand Prix winner. His major solo exhibitions include "Trip to plant trees" (Kobe 819 Gallery. Hyogo, 2018), "Eat food" (Nikon Salon bis. Tokyo, 2018), and "SCOPE" (Nikon Salon. Tokyo, 2004).
Itoyu Machiya
382, Funaboko-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Subway Karasuma Line "Shijo" station. 5 min on foot from Exit 3
Hankyu "Karasuma" station. 5 min on foot from Exit 26

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