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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Emily Hanako Momohara: "Islands: Isolation, Exoticism and Paradise"

Friday, March 08 - 4:00PM to 4:45PM
Honore Ballroom

Momohara creates conceptual spaces and landscapes in homage to her Japanese, Okinawan, and Hawaiian heritage. Intrigued by collective memory and its relationship to the imagination, her images combine the real and fictional to create places that explore legacy, myth, and belonging. 


Dealing with issues of loss and death, many of Momohara's photographs take their inspiration from Japanese scroll paintings depicting the four seasons where nature's cycle symbolizes the order of life, death, and regeneration. Eerily beautiful and strangely quiet, Momohara's photographs convey at once the idea of obscurity and the quest for information.

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Emily Hanako Momohara
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