May 6, 2024

KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 vol.1

The KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival was held again this year around the holiday season from the end of April to early May, known as Golden Week in Japan, at various locations in Kyoto City.

The KYOTOGRAPHIE was founded in 2013 by Lucille Reyboz and Yusuke Nakanishi. Since then, it has grown to become one of the world’s leading photography events, attracting large audiences from Japan and abroad.

The festival’s unique approach is to present important Japanese and international works and rare photographic collections in a context that complements both the art and the spaces that surround it, using a wide range of venues from historical buildings to modern and contemporary architectural spaces, with a unique theme each year, making Kyoto It is a photography festival that is uniquely Kyoto.

KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Program 05 Viviane Sassen "PHOSPHOR: Art & Fashion 1990-2023"
Program 05 Viviane Sassen “PHOSPHOR: Art & Fashion 1990-2023” exhibit at the Kyoto Shinbun Bldg B1F

This year’s exhibition will again take place in unique venues, including historical buildings such as Nijo Castle and Ryosokuin Temple, the former printing plant of the Kyoto Shimbun, and the famous TIME’S Building designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando, which is photogenic in itself. The exhibition itself is an impressive work of art and well was a pleasure to view the photographic works themselves.

I have visited the festival almost without fail since its inception, and this year I was able to enjoy all of the official programs.
Here are a few photos to give you an idea of what it was like.

Program 01 “Birdhead”

KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Program 01 "Birdhead" Entrance
Program 01 “Birdhead” Entrance
KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Program 01 "Birdhead"
Program 01 “Birdhead” Entrance
KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Program 01 "Birdhead"
Program 01 “Birdhead” exhibit
KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Program 01 "Birdhead"
Program 01 “Birdhead” exhibit
KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Program 01 "Birdhead"
Program 01 “Birdhead” exhibit
KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Program 01 "Birdhead"
Program 01 “Birdhead” exhibit
KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Program 01 "Birdhead"
Program 01 “Birdhead” exhibit

Program 02 James Mollison “Where Children Sleep” 

KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Program 02 James Mollison "Where Children Sleep" Entrance
Program 02 James Mollison “Where Children Sleep” Entrance
KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Program 02 James Mollison "Where Children Sleep" 
Program 02 James Mollison “Where Children Sleep” 
KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024Program 02 James Mollison "Where Children Sleep"
Program 02 James Mollison “Where Children Sleep” exhibit

Program 03 Claudia Andujar “The Yanomami Struggle”

KYOTOGRAPHIE2024 Program 03 Claudia Andujar "The yanomami Struggle" Entrance
Program 03 Claudia Andujar “The Yanomami Struggle” Entrance
KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Program 03 Claudia Andujar "The yanomami Struggle" Entrance
Program 03 Claudia Andujar “The Yanomami Struggle” Entrance
KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Program 03 Claudia Andujar "The yanomami Struggle"
Program 03 Claudia Andujar “The Yanomami Struggle” exhibit

Contnue to Vol.2