Yasuhiro Ogawa: The Dreaming
A stunning, somnolent journey through a monochrome world.
27 years ago, he notes in his afterword, Yasuhiro Ogawa took the ferry from Kobe to Shanghai and emerged on a long journey through Asia, taking him to China, Myanmar, India, Cambodia, Tibet, and other countries.
The photographs in “The Dreaming”, developed and edited many years after Ogawa’s return, present his travels as if they were impressions from a dream. The beautiful black and white of his images create the world as seen from the eyes of a young adventurer overwhelmed by what he sees, who surrendered himself to the experiences and sights he was going to be met with. Ogawa’s photographs succeed in a difficult task: capturing the world as otherworldly and fascinating as it can truly be.
“My new book The Dreaming contains 86 black and white images selected from my 27 years’ career in photography and traveling. When I turned 50 last year, I decided to go through all the black & white negatives I had taken so far. Every moment of the journeys may have been the vision of dreams – that’s what I thought when I tracked down my archive and such a thought gave me a hint to make this book.” Yasuhiro Ogawa
About the Author
Yasuhiro Ogawa was born in 1968 in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan.
In 2000, he received the Taiyo Award for Futashikana Chizu. Then, in 2006, he was short listed for Oskar Barnack Award for China work. In 2009, he received the Photographic Society of Japan’s Newcomer Award for Slowly Down the River. He currently resides in Tokyo.