2012 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, C/O Berlin
03.11.2012 – 13.01.2013
Selected title German Photo Book Award 2012
Shortlist Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012
Rinko Kawauchi’s work has frequently been lauded for its nuanced palette and offhand compositional mastery, as well as its ability to incite wonder via careful attention to tiny gestures and the incidental details of her everyday environment. In "Illuminance", Kawauchi continues her exploration of the extraordinary in the mundane, drawn to the fundamental cycles of life and the seemingly inadvertent, fractal-like organization of the natural world into formal patterns. Gorgeously produced as a clothbound volume with Japanese binding, this impressive compilation of mostly previously unpublished images is proof of Kawauchi’s unparalleled, unique sensibility.
In 2001, Rinko Kawauchi (*1972) launched her career with the simultaneous publication of three astonishing photobooks – Utatane, Hanabi, and Hanako – firmly establishing herself as one of the most innovative newcomers to contemporary photography worldwide. She has had solo exhibitions at Fondation Cartier, Paris, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, and Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, among other international venues. Kawauchi lives and works in Tokyo.
Authors: David Chandler
Artists: Rinko Kawauchi
Hardcover, Japanese binding
21,6 x 27,9 cm
130 color ills.