“Nocturne,” photographed for two years in the Japanese city of Higashine, is, in a way, Sakiko Nomura’s photographic rumination on the Corona disaster. In photographs showing corners of the city, details of a local parks, flowers growing in someone’s garden and, mainly, the apples and cherries for which this region is famous, Nomura finds the faint glimmer of light that still glows in the darkness. In her saturated photographs, her subjects – even the fruits that have fallen to the ground, ready to decay – appear not as not death and despair but as hope, love, and beauty. Within the darkness, Nomuraa contemplates the inevitable light of the coming day.
Mari KATAYAMA, Sohei NISHINO, Ayano SUDO, Sakiko NOMURA, YANG Seung-Woo, Leslie KEE, Miyako ISHIUCHI, Seiichi FURUYA, Various Artists