Annet Gelink/Taka Ishii

Japan, Tokyo

A Dutch-Japanese collaboration brings to Unseen a collection of vintage photographs from the 1950s to 1970s. The Amsterdam-based Annet Gelink Gallery delivers 'the unseen' by showing works that have not been published as well as other vintage photographs by Ed van der Elsken, one of the most prominent Dutch photographers. Taka Ishii Gallery with spaces both in Tokyo and Kyoto, provides 'the unseen' from a Japanese perspective by exhibiting work by Daido Moriyama, Shomei Tomatsu and Shoji Ueda.

The collaboration between the two galleries aims to make 'the unseen' seen; by highlighting works from both Dutch and Japanese photographers that have not had the focus they deserve, and therefore providing an inspirational discovery for Unseen's audience.

ARTISTS 2012: Shoji Ueda, Ed van der Elsken, Shomei Tomatsu