OYAKO: PRESENT TO THE FUTURE is a photography exhibition by Bruce Osborn, an award-winning American photographer residing in Japan. OYAKO ( 親子) is a Japanese phrase that means parents and children and is the inspiration behind Osborn’s works.
The exhibition includes portraits represents Bruce Osborn’s lifework and a series of Oyako photos – dedicated to the survivors of the 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami. These Oyako photos were captured to display the families’ determination to live on, during a time of loss.
“The Oyako project started in 1982 with a magazine assignment to photograph punk musicians. At the time, my wife was pregnant, so I just naturally hit on the idea of photographing rockers with their parents. I thought it would be an amusing way to bring out the differences in lifestyles and fashions between the two generations, but what finally showed through were the similarities. The pictures revealed so much about family relations that it made me want to continue exploring the theme as a way of looking at society and the tremendous changes we’re going through in our lifetime.” ~ shares Osborn.
This parent-and-child themed photo exhibition is jointly presented by Olympus and Japan Creative Centre (JCC). It is dedicated to 5th Anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
Osborn has received numerous awards for his work and has published several photo books. He has held exhibitions at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa), Boston’s Children’s Museum, and Yamanashi Art Museum (Kofu City).
Osborn will be carrying out a live photo shooting session on the 20 February, to extend his line of works in the Oyako series. 15 families have been chosen from the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian communities to represent the diverse cultural landscape in Singapore.
As part of the exhibition, a documentary of Bruce Osborn’s journey on initiating a social movement in Japan, titled OYAKO ~PRESENT TO THE FUTURE~ will be screened on 5th March 2016 at JCC.
For more information on Bruce Osborn and his past work, do visit http://www.bruceosborn.com/
For more information on the photography exhibition, do visit http://bit.ly/1QZsbZD
|Date:||19 February – 12 March 2016|
|Opening hours:||Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10:00am to 6:00pm (Closed on Sundays, Mondays & Public Holidays)
*JCC will be closed at 5pm on Saturday, 27 February 2016
|Venue:||Japan Creative Centre (JCC)
4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372