Here’s a great opportunity to see a rare talent talking about his own work.
Long-term Kyoto resident, writer, editor and photographic artist John Ashburne presents ‘写真と私の人生 My Life in Photography’, a look at the photographs that have influenced him, and he has taken, over the last four decades. The 150+ images, largely in black-and-white, present early work from the UK, as well as documentary pieces from Europe (especially Italy) and Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and Japan, amongst others. Although John does work commercially, for Lonely Planet Images and various magazines, these are not conventional ‘travel photos’. Many belong to his ongoing project of street-photographs and portraiture, ‘不条理の森 The Forest of the Absurd’.
Place: Bukkyo University Shijo Extension Centre (BUSEC), on the 4th floor of the Matsui Building, onthe north-east corner of Shijo-Karasuma. Here is a map.
Time and Date: 1pm to 2.30pm, Wednesday 15th December.
Admission: free and open to all! No reservation required.
The lecture will be in Japanese.
―My life in photography―
講師 John Ashburne（Freelance Writer, Editor, Photographer）
Here is a short selection of gems from John’s work. I’m betting each one of these has some kind of story behind it…
Many thanks to John Ashburne for permission to share these pictures!