A CITY AGLOW by Shunji Dodo / 1 February - 29 March 2020
A CITY AGLOW 空火照の街
by Shunji DODO 百々俊二
1 February to 29 March 2020
A City Aglow is a warm, dizzying, up-close and overwhelming portrait of Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, photographed by Japanese street-photographer Shunji Dodo during numerous visits between the mid-1980s and 2019. Drawing parallels to his experiences of downtown Osaka during his childhood after the war, Dodo became fascinated by Bangkok and the warmth, liveliness and ingenuity of its residents. Focusing on a single city, Dodo’s A City Aglow provides an encompassing, unweary look at life’s universal force to continue, no matter the circumstances.
"What a work. I'm jealous." — Daido Moriyama
About Shunji Dodo
Born in Osaka in 1947. Graduated from the Kyushu Sangyo University Faculty of Arts Department of Photography and became professor at the Tokyo Shashin Senmon Gakko the same year. Became a professor at the Osaka Shashin Senmon Gakko (now: Visual Arts College Osaka) in 1972, and became head of the school in 1998. In 2015 he was appointed head of the Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography in Nara City. Continues to engage in photography both as a photographer and as a photography educator. His photobook "A Radiant Land: Kii Peninsula" won the Annual Award of the Japan Photographic Society, his series "A Radiant Land with Thousands of Years" the Ina Nobuo Award. His photobook "Osaka" won the the 23rd Photographic Society Award and the 27th Higashikawa Prize’s Hidano Kazuemon Award.