Osamu Kanemura (b.1964) is a photographer born and based in Tokyo. Since 1992, he has had more than twenty solo exhibitions in Tokyo, New York and other cities.
“It would be strange and misleading, though obviously not wholly inaccurate, to call these photographs “images of the Japan of the present time.” Though they might perhaps have much to say to the social historian, their documentary function is circumscribed by the interest in exploring a visual universe too disunited and incomplete to be recognizable as a cultural or historical form. In these images, the world presents itself with great purity and without provocation or seduction, as though poised in the interval before the repetition of an already forgotten catastrophe.” Chris Fujiwara in the book
Concrete Octopus by Osamu Kanemura; Pierre von Kleist editions, Lisbon and Osiris, Tokyo; edited by José Pedro Cortes, André Príncipe and Yoko Sawada; hardcover, 88 pages; size: 30×18,9 cm.