MAIN GALLERY: 4.25.10 – 5.30.10
WPPD ACTIVITIES: SUNDAY, APRIL 25TH, 12-4P
OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, APRIL 25TH, 4-6P
In honor of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, RayKo Photo Center is hosting an exhibition of pinhole photography in the main gallery. This is a juried show of photographic work taken with pinhole cameras. On April 25th between 12-4p, RayKo will be offering free image uploads to the WPPD website, supplies for making pinhole images, and displays of pinhole cameras. The public and artists are encouraged to participate in all pinhole day activities as well as attend the reception.
FEATURED ARTIST, ATSUKO MORITA
It takes many cells to make a living thing. A single cell does little by itself but combined with others can form anything from a spider to a human. I took multiple images of myself somewhat representing the different sides of oneself. I’d like to think of each image almost like a single cell. Each image is taken from a different perspective with the pinhole camera. I‘d like to think the images of myself represent the basics of who I am, the one part (the body) that is the house for our souls. In one way we cannot escape the shell but we don’t have to, and ultimately cannot be, judged or defined by the outward appearance. One may be born with the body of one gender but may feel inside as the other. The ear, the nose, or any part of the body can be photographed multiple times, as many times as one wants but it cannot by itself reveal the real person inside. Cells are the foundation, the building blocks of our existence but it takes the spirit or soul to give purpose and meaning as well as our personalities.