Newsweek International profiles an exhibit at the Venice Biennale by photographer Miyako Ishiuchi.
Her series "mother’s 2000-2005—traces of the
future," on view at the Biennale, features elegant close-ups of her
late mother’s personal effects, from undergarments to lipstick. […] Ishiuchi
developed the series after her mother passed away five years ago.
Though the two had never gotten along, Ishiuchi was grief stricken. "I
couldn’t throw away her things," she says. Instead, she photographed
them, as a way to come to grips with her death—and life.
(Writer Kay Itoi also posted her article on her blog.) Ferdinand of the Japan Photo blog
quotes Japanese Art Scene Monitor on the exhibit, and tell his readers
why he is a fan of an earlier Ishiuchi series called 1947. SK Josefsberg Studio has a brief bio of Ishiuchi.