Miyazaki Manabu: Wild animals now | Event


The Tokyo Museum of Photographic Art is proud to present Miyazaki Manabu: Wild Animals Now. Miyazaki Manabu was born in 1949 in the village of Minakata (now Nakagawa), Kamiina-gun, Nagano Prefecture, at the foot of the central Alps of Japan. He began his career as a freelance photographer in 1972, effectively using the spectacular natural beauty of Inadani (Ina Valley) in his work. He continues to explore the natural beauty of Japan today as a “natural world photojournalist”.

Miyazaki positions the infrared sensor-controlled robotic camera he developed on paths created by wildlife. This technique, which he pioneered, opened up his distinctive territory, allowing him to photograph his Animal Trail series, photographs of elusive creatures in nature. His themes also include social issues that arise in human societies in relation to animal ecologies, including wild animals that frequently appear near spaces inhabited by humans and invasive species.

The concept of his new series is to show us the forests where animals live through their own eyes. To produce these photographs, he carefully examines the traces left by animal activity before positioning his robotic camera to capture extraordinary photographs of scenes normally invisible to the human eye. In this exhibition, we follow in the footsteps of Miyazaki’s creative endeavors for nearly half a century, silently inscribing indelible images of Nature in our hearts and minds.

Admission: 700, student and senior discounts available

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