logo    Marco Bohr (Germany) Japanese

   European Eyes on Japan / Japan Today vol. 10
   (Photographed in 2008)


Marco Bohr

Born 1978 Wiesbaden, Germany, currently resident London.
After studying photography at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, Bohr was awarded a du Maurier grant and spent one year in Japan. In 2007 he completed a master's degree program at the Royal College of Art in London and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Westminster University in London. Chosen as one of fifty young photographers showing great promise for inclusion in the exhibition "reGeneration: 50 photographers of tomorrow" at the Musee de l'Elysee in Switzerland and elsewhere, Bohr was then selected from among their number as one of five photographers showing work in the exhibition "Making, Marking, Mapping -- approaches to the next generation" at the Photo Gallery International in Tokyo.
It is to people that Bohr turns his keen perception. In "No Ball Games" he depicted children in a low-income area in the Edinburgh suburbs, in "The Observatories" people taking in the scenic views offered by observatories around Japan, and in "Floating Cities" people practicing musical instruments on the banks of the Tama River. The contemporary reality that we live in the crevice between fact and fiction is cast on the forms of his subjects that emerge emphasized in the distinctive space occupied by the plane of his images.

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