9.08.2011

f100: Hajime Kimura and Kazuhiro Yokozeki

© Hajime Kimura

fototazo has asked a group of 50 curators, gallery owners, blog writers, photographers, academics and others actively engaged in photography to pick two photographers that deserve (more) recognition - the underknown, the under-respected as well as not-appreciated-enough favorites. A little more information on the project is available in the first post in the series here.

Today we continue the series with responses from Yumi Goto.

We began the series with responses from Nicholas NixonMatt JohnstonBlake AndrewsJohn Edwin MasonAline SmithsonColin PantallMichael WernerLiza FetissovaLaurence Salzmann, Bryan Formhals, Richard Mosse, Shane Lavalette, Amy Stein, Amani Willett, Wayne FordS. Billie MandleLeslie K. BrownGordon StettiniusMarc Feustel, Hin ChuaAdriana Rios MonsalveDaniel AugschoellLarissa LeclairElinor Carucci, Pieter Wisse, Daniel Echevarr√≠aNatalie MinikQiana MestrichJason Landry, Rona Chang, Stella Kramer, and Joanne Lukitsh.

© Kazuhiro Yokozeki

Respondent: Yumi Goto is an experienced independent art and documentary photography curator, editor, researcher and consultant who focuses on the development of cultural exchanges that transcend borders. She collaborates with local and international artists who live and work in areas affected by conflict, natural disasters, current social problems, human rights abuses and women's issues. She often works with human rights advocates, international and local NGOs, humanitarian organizations and as well as international photo festivals and events throughout Asia. She is a founder of REMINDERS PROJECT, and has launched REMINDERS PHOTO PROJECT GRANT FOR ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS "Visual Story Telling" with the Angkor Photo Festival. Ms. Goto is a jury member of the Asian Women photographers showcase for the Angkor Photo Festival, a jurist for the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand annual photo contest 2010, the KL PHOTO AWARD 2011 and for the Nikon-Walkley Awards 2011. She is a curator and a photo editor of the 100th memorial photographic book project, "THIS DAY OF CHANGE" by the Japanese publisher Kodansha, which was nominated for the Lucie Award's support Category, as well as 3/11 TSUNAMI PHOTO PROJECT. She is a recipient of Women's Human Rights Activities Award, the Yayori Journalist Award.

Selections:  Tokyo Documentary Photography Workshop recipient Hajime Kimura and Kazuhiro Yokozeki, winner of the Tokyo Documentary Photography Workshop Best Humanist Prize

© Hajime Kimura




© Kazuhiro Yokozeki