“Takayama: Heart of a City” Group Exhibition, Hida Takayama Town Museum, Takayama Japan April 28~May 20, 2018
A group photographic exhibition, curated by Greg Gorman and George Nobechi, was installed at the Hida Takayama Town Museum in Takayama, Japan, using images made by our group of international photographers during the 10-day portraiture and landscapes workshop we held in that town. The photographers were: Greg Gorman, George Nobechi, Joshua Smith, Cheryl Dimont, Bernie Lewinsky, Fusako Hara, Ray Watkins, Brian Pawlowski, Calla Fleischer and Joronne Jeter.
The exhibition statement, written by Greg Gorman was as follows:
The images in this exhibition reflect not only the many layers of Takayama, but also the vision of a diverse group of photographers’ first impressions. Quiet moments, inner reflection and respect exemplify the “heart of this city.”
The exhibition consists of images made in April of 2018 over ten days during a photography workshop in Takayama led by photographers Greg Gorman and George Nobechi for Nobechi Creative, a local art initiative based in Japan that supports community-based art projects. The photographers featured in this exhibition hail from around the world, and all of the photographs are from Takayama and its environs.
We would like to thank the City of Takayama, The Hida Takayama International Association, Epson, Hisa and Bob Ishihara and the many artisans, craftsmen and people of Takayama for making this exhibit possible.
Greg Gorman and George Nobechi
The exhibition was conceived and produced by Nobechi Creative, with support from the City of Takayama and Epson, who provided us with printers and fine art papers.
The exhibition included six prints by Greg Gorman himself. All of the prints were donated to the permanent collection of the Hida Takayama Town Museum. Greg Gorman generously made and signed some 45 prints as gifts to give to each of the local artisans, miso and sake makers, farmers, craftsmen and townsfolk whom we photographed over the course of the workshop.