Mary J. Cargan
Old Tree in Huế
The Yellow Springs Permanent Collection is hosted at Antioch University Midwest
900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
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James’ book will be available for sale. Light refreshments will be available.Monday, May 2 from 7 – 9 PM
Suginami is one of 23 ku, or wards, of Tokyo, an area of the city where James lived for 5 years. Houses and apartments there are sited tightly together; narrow streets and even narrower paths wind around themselves, forming a maze of walls, fences, gates and plants that carefully delimit private space from public. Daily walks took him in, around and through the margins of this area of the city for hours on end. Suginami is an exploration of the ways this landscape layers in the edges of a frame, of the transformation of light inside the dark box of the camera and of the space of discovery between the viewfinder and the eye.