AAP Magazine #7 - Wild

Yukari Chikura

Japan Photographer
Yukari Chikura born in Tokyo, Japan.
After graduated from university of music, she became music composer, arranger and computer programmer.
She is the winner of STEIDL BOOK AWARD and her work will be published by STEIDL.
She was selected as “FOTOFEST Discoveries of the Meeting Place 2018”.
She won LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016, Sony World Photography Awards, Photolucida Critical Mass TOP50 (Winner) 2016 & 2015, PX3, International Photography Award, National Geographic among others.

She held 12 places solo exhibition and group exhibition at museum, gallery around the world.
Some projects have collected in Griffin Museum in US and Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BNF).
1 project will be collected in the Kiyosato museum of photographic arts (K*MoPA).

She is one of the Photolucida Critical Mass TOP50 in 2015.
She has gotten lots of awards ( 1st,2nd,3rd prize of National Geographic ,International Photography Award, Sony World Photography Awards, PX3, FOCUS Photo l.a., etc..)
And she held "SOLO EXHIBITION" at 7 places in Japan ( Canon Gallery, Sony Gallery, Entre Deux) and group exhibition in lots of museum, gallery around the world.
Her picture had exhibited at "Best of Show photographer 2013" (Lucie Foundation: IPA).
She is now artist in residence of Rokko International Photography Festival 2015.
She participated “Review Santa Fe 2014” and “Eddie Adams Workshop 2014”.
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Zaido
Author: Yukari Chikura
Publisher: Steidl
Year: 2018 - Pages: 160
Following a series of tragedies, including her father’s sudden death, her own critical accident and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Chikura recalls how her father came to her in a dream with the words: "Go to the village hidden deep in the snow where I lived a long time ago." With camera in hand she set off on a pilgrimage to northeast Japan.
There, Chikura discovered Zaido, where inhabitants from different villages gather on the second day of each new year and conduct a ritual dance to induce good fortune. The performers dedicate their dance to the gods and undergo severe purifications.
Combining snowscapes that border on abstraction with images of the intricate masks and costumes of Zaido, Chikura depicts the cultural diversity of the participants and their common bond in creating collective memory and ensuring the survival of this ritual.
 
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