Zen Foto Gallery is pleased to present “Ishinomaki”, a photography exhibition by Shoko Hashimoto from August 25 to September 22, 2023.
Born in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture in 1939, Shoko Hashimoto has been documenting the people and the landscapes of where he was born and raised for more than half a century since he was a teenager. After Ishinomaki was wiped out by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, Hashimoto travelled back to his hometown immediately; He spent three years photographing the people who were striving to resume their daily life and published his work “Ishinomaki 2011.3.27–2014.5.29” with Shumpusha in 2014.
In this exhibition, we will present a selection of vibrant photographs taken of Ishinomaki by Hashimoto from when he was a teenager until he was about thirty years old. We will also publish a publication under the same title to commemorate the exhibition.