Imageless Space is honored to launch the photo exhibition of Japanese photographer KojiOnaka – the Slow Boat. During the exhibition, 45 masterpieces of the Slow Boatseries, which are the most representative works of Koji Onaka, will bepresented.
The seriesof Slow Boat, which were the records of Koji Onaka’s travel around Japan , weretaken by Koji Onaka from 1983 to 1999. This period was the crucial turningpoint in the art career of Koji Onaka. After that, the focus of Koji Onakaturned to color photography. As for this photographic experience, Koji Onakahas his own poetic expression that he wishes his life and photography to be asleisurely and carefree as a small boat.
The 45black-and-white photographs in this exhibition are all hand made by Koji Onakahimself and embodies the unique understanding of black and white photography,also including the gelatin-silver process and his brilliant dark roomtechnique. It is the second cooperation for Imagelesss with Mr. Koji Onaka,since he authorized Imageless to publish the third edition of the monographSlow Boat.
Imageless Studio is located in Wuxi China, devoted to Photography and Independentpublication. This time we held the solo exhibition for Koji Onaka, that showswe are enhancing international artistic energy, and promoting contribution ofinternational art communication.
About Koji Onaka
Koji Onaka, born in Fukuoka in 1960, has been apprentice to Daido Moriyama, and as a memberof Camp gallery, which was founded by Daido Moriyama. He held the Kaido gallerynow. Both of his B&W work and color work have been recognized andappreciated all over the world. So far, he has published over 20 photographicbooks, and the Slow Boat is his fifth monograph, which was republished twice.