Invisible City

PhotographerKAZUYA URAKAWA
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyCittà Materia
City/CountrySumida, Japan
Entry Description

Where is the singularity of Tokyo which is suddenly updated as if it breaks off historic context? I started to archive Tokyo to answer this question. Meanwhile I found that Invisible cities appeared as a result of interpenetrating two types of viewpoints. One is the type of general people enjoying the city, the other is that of architects and city planners creating the city. Invisible cities inflate the singularity of themselves by causing distortions in space, time and architecture. I will continue seeking the alternative singularity of Tokyo in them and archiving memory of place which may be lost.

About Photographer

I am a photographer and a registered architect in Japan. I was born in 1972 in Sapporo and resides in Tokyo. Concerned by the rapid change in Japanese cities, particularly in Tokyo, I began to photograph Japanese modern architecture and cityscape in 2005. My theme of creation is what documents and visualizes the irreproducibility of the city which is caused by conflict between the continuously changing cityscape and the memory of place being accumulated in the city.