Artist & Work
b. 1978, Kawasaki
Takashi Arai first encountered photography in university, as a student of biology. Tracing photography to its origins, he discovered daguerreotype, and after much trial and error mastered the complex technique, and found it to be a reliable device for storing memory, and recording and transmitting interactions with his subjects. Arai’s work has been shown in many exhibitions, including in Boston and Tokyo. He is recipient of the 41st Kimura Ihei Award (2015), Source-Cord Prize (2014), and Photographic Society of Japan Awards: Newcomer’s Award (2016). He teaches at Wako University.