Daniel De Chenu: Nihon No Snap Shashin – Japanese Snapshots
Irish Photographer Daniel De Chenu’s first solo exhibition at the Gallery of Photography opens at 6:00 on Wednesday April 1st. Last year Daniel De Chenu was the first photographer to be offered a one person exhibition in Tokyo City. The Collection being presented at the Gallery is a series of photographs taken by De Chenu while in Japan. It traces Daniel De Chenu’s journey through Japanese culture. The photographs are divided into two parts and show a foreigners response to a complex and sophisticated culture, Part 1 is entitled ‘Into the City’, a series of photographs capturing the feeling and atmosphere of one of Japanese cities. Part 2 is entitled ‘Into the Temple’ and reflects the delicate simplicity and beauty of the Japanese Temples.
These photographs represent an outsiders view of what up until relatively recently was a tightly closed and enigmatic culture, while at the same time explores the medium of photography itself as a vehicle for creative expression.
This exhibition in Japan was supported by the cultural relations committee at the Department of Foreign Affairs.