帰途 / KITO by Masako Tomiya [SIGNED]

青森県出身の日本人写真家、富谷昌子の作品集。故郷を離れ東京を拠点に暮らしてきた作者が、ある日自身の家族が同時期に妊娠したという知らせを受けたことを機に本作の制作が始まった。「わたし」や家族、命の繋がり、年月の経過を振り返り問うような一作。タイトルの「KITO」は「帰途(homeward)」を意味するが、その言葉は本作にとっては言葉でしかない。作者は自然の中で気持ちを落ち着け思い耽り、四季の巡りを感じ、同時に女性という性を通じて目に見える世界と目に見えないものを写真で表現している。

わたしとは何か、 この世界とは何か、とか、 そんなことを考えながら生きてきた。 永いあいだ答えが出ないまま彷徨って、
気づいたらまたこうして歳を重ねていた。

月日は流れ続けていたのか、 それとも記憶のような夢だったのか。
これは、時間も意味もわたしも超えて、 「わたし」を見つめた物語である。
-富谷昌子

Masako Tomiya is a photographer originally from the region of Aomori, north Japan. She has lived in Tokyo for years, and one day, she received news that her 2 family members, who live near her hometown, were both pregnant. This news inspired Tomiya’s series Kito, a reflection on identity, family, transmission and the passing of time.

Kito” means “homeward” in Japanese. Inverted, “toki” takes on a completely different meaning: “time”. In her poetic series, Tomiya plays with this dual sense. Her reflective photographic journey is undertaken with a subtle meditation on nature, and its seasonal transformation, alongside a representation of human life through women. Tomiya stages self-portraits and captures the daily lives of her family, to explore how her sense of home has altered with time.

I’ve lived my life asking myself
“What am I? What is this world?”
For a long time, I wandered without answers, and before I knew it I was older.
Had time flown by, or was it all a dream resembling a memory?
This story transcends time and meaning and self
by staring down the idea of “myself.”
-Masako Tomiya

by Masako Tomiya

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hardcover
80 pages
220 x 270 mm
black and white
limited edition of 1,000 copies
2017

SIGNED BY MASAKO TOMIYA

published by CHOSE COMMUNE