...our childhood memories stay forever... Limited Edition 1 of 10


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Size: 23.8 H x 35.7 W x 2 in

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Art Description

Photography: Black & White and Digital on Paper.

Shortly after the abandoned Japanese island of Gunkanjima (also known as Battleship Island) became a UNESCO World Heritage site, Nagasaki City granted photographer MAKIKO rare permission to visit and photograph the island with a former resident who spend his childhood there 40 years ago. Shooting from a child’s perspective she has produced a hauntingly, powerful photo essay based on his vivid memories in a place that was once regarded as a childhood paradise.

This photo was one of the 26 works from MAKIKO’s solo exhibition titled “Paradise Revisited – A trip back to a childhood on Gunkanjima” held at the Atrium Gallery, London School of Economics from May 3rd to June 10th, 2016.

This photo along with some others are chosen by the Mayor of Nagasaki to be displayed permanently at the Gunkanjima Museum, Nagasaki City, Japan.

(As the originals will travel to Japan later this year, they are not on sale yet, however, all the images are fine art prints on Hahnemuhle photo rag baryta produced in Cesuralab, Italy and mounted on aluminium and framed in a hand-painted custom frame.)

Keywords: ruins, Gunkanjima, black and white photography, coal mine, Battleship island, landscape, 007 Skyfall, MAKIKO, uninhabited island

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