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 New perspectives turn on “People and Their Lives in Saitama Prefecture”  


24 Oct. - 22 Nov. 2015


DEPO2015 (Pilsen)


Dita Pepe (Czech Republic)    http://www.ditapepe.cz/ *collaborate with  Barbora Barnova,  journalist Max Pinckers (Belgium)   http://www.maxpinckers.be/

Period of photographing:

Dita Pepe: 1-17 Nov. 2014 Max Pinckers: 16 Dec. 2014 - 30 Jan. 2015

Photographing prefecture:

Saitama prefecture

Artistic Director:

Mikiko Kikuta

Opening Ceremony:

23 Oct. 2015 18:00-


Japan as depicted by Czech photographer during 1997 and 2015  

Daniel Sperl studied with the documentary photographer Jindřich Štreit, who traveled the world making photographs on the themes of the presence and beauty of ordinary, simple people. It is now twenty years since Štreit spent several months in Gunma prefecture, in what was then the village of Akagi photographing life in a Japanese farming community. Now his disciple Sperl has conducted a project photographing the daily routine of people not only in Gunma, but also in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Nara. The photo exhibition commanded considerable attention, with over 150 people attending the opening. All the works present in black and white. Visitors were heard to remark, “These are not sightseeing photos, they showed me a glimpse of the truth of ordinary lives,” and “I thought they were of a far-away country, but oddly there is a familiarity stirring from these photos.” It was an exhibition reminding us, through their daily lives, of what people have in common, rather than their cultural differences.


2 Sep.- 4 Oct. 2015


Jiří Trnka Gallery


Daniel Šperl http://danielsperl.wix.com/daniesperl

Photo Diary focused on identity of both countries. "Notes of Beauty" is a photo project, implemented by the Latvian photographer, film director Aija Bley and Japanese photographer Ayaka Yamamoto. Both artists focuses on the search for a national identity and search for both cultures.
In the August 2014 Ayaka Yamamoto will go to Latvia, where she and Aija Bley will create photo diary about their trip in Latvia "Notes of Beauty". During this time, they also participate in the ISSP master workshop for photography, and make performance in the festival “Urban stories” in Riga, which will exhibit works created by Latvian trip.
In the end of September Aija Bley will go to Japan. She will be traveling there for a month and will create a photo story "Transparent".
Aija Bley photo works "Transparent" will be exhibited at 12th of December 2014 in central Riga showroom within the framework of the European Capital of Culture.


●"Notes of Beauty" Creative trip in Latvia Date: 1 Jul. - 21 Aug. 2014 ●"Notes of Beauty" Creative trip in Japan Date: 15 Sep. – 12 Oct. 2014

Workshop and exhibition

●ISSP workshop & exhibition in Latvia Date: 4 – 10 Aug. 2014 *More details: http://www.issp.lv/en/news
●Exhibition at the festival “Urban stories” Date: 18 – 21 Aug. 2014 Venue: Riga neighborhood Zolitude
●Photo exhibition“ Transparent” Date: 12 Dec. 2014 – 11 Jan. 2015 Venue: Riga Art Space

Participated photographers

Aija Bley (Latvia) https://www.aijabley.lv
Ayaka Yamamoto (Japan) http://ayakayamamoto.com/

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