Kyotographie International Photography Festival

The inaugural international festival sees artists tackling the theme of love

By Darryl Wee

Robert Mapplethorpe, Orchid, 1988. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York

Various venues, Kyoto 15 April – 14 May Founded by Kyoto-based artist couple Yusuke Nakanishi and Lucille Reyboz, Kyotographie is an annual photography festival now in its fifth year that unfolds across multiple venues, including a number of unconventional spaces repurposed as exhibition venues, throughout Japan’s former capital. Tackling this year’s theme of ‘Love’ in a stunningly apt conjunction with his chosen setting, veteran Japanese lensman Nobuyoshi Araki presents a series of photographs called A Desktop Love (2016), displayed in custom-made…

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