2014 / Japan Foundation Lecture Series to invite Tokyo-based photographer to coincide with her Los Angeles exhibition, Oct. 9

Mikiko Hara, Untitled (Primary Speaking), 1999 Chromogenic print. © Mikiko Hara

Mikiko Hara, Untitled (Primary Speaking), 1999 Chromogenic print. © Mikiko Hara

JFLA Lecture Series 23

Floating in the Moment: Artist Talk with photographer Mikiko Hara

Date: Thursday, October 9, 7:00 pm

Venue: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, 5700 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

This lecture will be in Japanese with English interpretation.

Admission: Free

RSVP Required: www.jflalc.org

Mikiko Hara’s photo series, currently being exhibited at The Getty Center in a photo exhibition including works from 4 modern Japanese photographers titled In Focus: Tokyo captures moments in which female subjects seem to be deep in thought, almost as if they’re daydreaming, despite the hustle and bustle of the city around them.

Her photography has a dream-like quality and evokes a unique feeling of wonder in those who view it.

Through this lecture series, we have the unique opportunity to invite Mikiko to talk about her work and artistic philosophy during her visit to Los Angeles as an artist in residence at The Getty Center.

She will talk about her photography that is shot using an old-fashioned 6 x 6 camera to create her distinctive “snapshot style” which she adopted and has consistently used since early on in her career. This lecture will also cover her photo series at In Focus: Tokyo and the themes it contains.