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Sway Gallery London: Ordinary People in Tokyo Streets Photography Exhibition


Gerard Touren is a photographer living in Paris. After great success in Les Rencontres d’Arles in July 2016 and Sway Gallery-Paris  June 2017, this exhibition has arrived at Sway Gallery London.

Gerard Touren Ordinary People in Tokyo Streets Sway Gallery www.lovejapanmagazine.com

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"In the streets of Tokyo, I did my best to engage with a population so different from all that I knew until then, and to spontaneously overcome the potential distance between me and my subjects, without compromising my quest for the “unusual” and “light” in my images. I did not fully manage to ‘erase’ this distance, as the respect of rules and the “other” prevail above all else for Tokyoites. Every single one of them, while moving in an incredibly conformed flow, appear like a solitary fragment of an expanding whole in constant motion, ignoring a confusing mix of lighting, audible announcements and flashing signs… hardly noticing the camera of a lost and unlikely westerner".