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Keiju Kita Photo exhibition "Máni"

Tuesday 24th May to Friday 24th June 2016 at Hasselblad Store Tokyo


Keiju Kita became interested in street-lights as a motif during the scheduled-blackouts which started in Japan after the Tohoku Earthquake, on 11th March 2011. When he looked up and saw the unlit street-lights, he was impressed by their form yet at the same time, he couldn’t avoid thinking that they reminded him of death masks.

Hasselblad Japan, in conjunction with Gallery Tosei is delighted, to present Keiju Kita’s Máni, the portraits of street-lights shot with his beloved Hasselblad 500C with DISTAGON CF f/4 50mm Lens, which he has been working since 2011.


Exhibition Duration: 

Photographer: Keiju Kita
Tuesday 24th may to Friday 24th June 2016
Time: 12:00 – 18:00 Monday – Friday
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
Location: Hasselblad Store Tokyo
Entrance fee: Free
During the exhibition, the photographs on display and the photo book “Máni” are available for purchase.


Talk show and opening party: 

Date: Thurday 26th May 2016, 18:00-20:00


Keiju Kita Profile:

1977        Born in Tokyo, and currently based in Kanagawa, Japan
2000       Graduated from the Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan
2004       Graduated from the Visual-Techno Academy, Tokyo, Japan
Currently studying Photography at Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan

Awards and Selections:
IPA ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION, Fine Art; Abstract and Still Life, Honorable Mention
Px3 2015 PHOTO COMPETITION, Honorable Mention
IPA ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION, Fine Art; Abstract, Honorable Mention
ONWARD Compé 2014, Finalist
Shashin no hi, Commemorative Photographic Exhibition 2013, TOKYO, Selected
PICTORICO PHOTO CONTEST 2012, Open category, Monochrome Award
PICTORICO PHOTO CONTEST 2012, Challenge category, Jury’s Special Award

Solo Exhibition:
2016       Máni, Gallery TOSEI, Japan

Group Exhibition:
2014      ONWORD Compé ’14, Project Basho, United States

2016        Máni, Tosei-sha

Keiju Kita website:
Gallery Tosei-sha:

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