Tuesday 12 April 2011

Rinko Kawauchi limited edition print for Japanese tsunami relief

Rinko Kawauchi Untitled, 2011

edition size: 50
Signed and numbered by the artist
image size: 9 x 6 in.
paper size: 10 x 8 in.
Archival Pigment Ink

Buy it here for $350.

Limited-Edition Photograph by Rinko Kawauchi to Support Japanese Relief Effort

Aperture is proud to contribute to the relief efforts in Japan by issuing this very special limited-edition photograph by Rinko Kawauchi, made the day after the earthquake in Tokyo. Kawauchi is considered one of the most noted Japanese photographers of her generation. She is known for her quiet aesthetic, offering viewers a glimpse of tender, fleeting moments that often go unnoticed. In this photograph Kawauchi captures the sun straining through a soot-filled sky. The resulting image is hauntingly beautiful, a poignant illustration of the immediate aftermath of the earthquake.

Net profits from the sale of this print will be donated to the American Red Cross Japan Relief Fund.

Rinko Kawauchi (b. 1972) lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Her first Aperture-published monograph, Illuminance, will be released in spring 2011.

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