Picnics #18, 2008 from “New Memories”
15 x 19 inches
# 3/8
Retail Framed: $1600
© Hiroyo Kaneko; Framing courtesy of Framesmith Custom Picture Framing

“These images are composed of layers of memories, which are now a mixture of fantasy and reality.
I was born in Aomori, deep northern area of Japan where my family moved when I was 10. To this day, however, I continue to frequently recall scenes from my hometown. In 2007, I started to return there almost yearly; every time I return, new memories pile up on the old ones that have accumulated in my mind. Many of the photographs in this series are inspired by my old family pictures. This particular image looks just like my family and friends from a childhood photo.”

Hiroyo Kaneko is a photographer currently based in Oakland, CA. Her work has been exhibited extensively, including at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Headlands Center for the Arts, SF Camerawork, Nagasaki City Library and the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. Her work is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Rayko Photo Center.

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