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March 07-10, 2019

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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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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.


Emily Hanako Momohara
Emily Hanako Momohara

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