Naoya Hatakeyama

Artist lecture Thursday, December 02, 2010 7PM
Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
A BIRD/Blast #130, 2006

Naoya Hatakeyama is widely considered one of the preeminent Japanese photographers of the last two decades. His immaculately composed photographs explore the conjunction of nature and civilization, created in his work through a study of the forms and layout of the urban environment, and with a close look at the materials that comprise it, both in their source and end use. While his work deals exclusively with humankind’s creations, the landscapes and cityscapes are void of people, suggesting more of an archeological approach than a sociological one.

Naoya Hatakeyama was born in 1958 in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. He completed his graduate studies at Tsukuba University in 1984. Since then, Hatakeyama has been based in Tokyo.

In addition to his participation in numerous solo and group exhibitions, Hatakeyama’s photographs are found in public collections including the National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka; the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; the Swiss Foundation for Photography, Winterthur; la Maison EuropEéenne de la Photographie, Paris; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.


Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to present the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six photographers, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.


Larry Sultan Photography Award


Awoiska van der Molen, #256-17, 2009

Awoiska van der Molen

Fall 2017 Residency
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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The work of Awoiska van der Molen (b. 1972, Netherlands) develops from a desire to comprehend the core of the isolated world she photographs. In order to achieve the sense of solitude necessary to gain access to the stoic nature of the landscape, she spends long periods of time isolated in the natural environment. She takes time to experience the landscape and penetrates deep into the essence of the remote, hushed world created in her photographs. She immerses herself in the landscape, moves slowly, returns repeatedly and by doing so makes these unknown places her own. This gradual and solitary working process continues into the darkroom where her pictures are printed by hand—an intimate process—further imparting a unique stillness that emanates from her work.