About the Japanese photographer, Rinko KAWAUCHI (b. 1972, in Shiga)

Rinko KAWAUCHI graduated graphic design and photography at Seian University in 1993. She first worked in commercial photography before embarking on a career as a fine art photographer. After experimenting with different cameras, she decided to stay with the Rolleiflex, which she still uses. Her art is rooted in Shinto, the ethnic religion of the people of Japan. The work by Rinko KAWAUCHI is characterized by a serene, poetic style, depicting the ordinary moments in life. She likes working in photo books because they allow the viewer to engage intimately with her images; so she has published until today two dozens of books. In 2002 she received Kimura Ihei Award, followed 2009 by the Infinity Award for Art from the ICP. In 2012 she got Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. Since 2018 Rinko KAWAUCHI lives at the countryside on the outskirts of Tokyo.

Photo books by Rinko KAWAUCHI

'Hanako' (2001); 'Hanabi' (花火, Fireworks, 2001, 2002); 'Utatane' (Siesta, 2001, 2020); 'Blue' (2003); 'Aila' (2005); 'The Eyes, the Ears' (2005); 'Cui Cui' (2005); 'Rinko Diary' (2006); 'Rinko Diary II' (2006); 'Majun' (2007); 'Semear' (2007.); 'Murmuration' (2010); 'One Day - 10 Photographers' (2010); 'Snowflake Twelfth' (2011); 'Illuminance' (2011); 'Light and Shadow' (2012, 2014); 'Approaching Whiteness' (2012); '.Illuminance, Ametsuchi, Seeing Shadows' (2012, 2013); 'Sheets' (2013); 'Kirakira' (2013); 'Gift' (2014, with Terri WEIFENBACH); 'The river embraced me' (2016); 'Halo' (2017); 'A New Day' (2018); 'When I Was Seven' (2019); 'As It Is' (2020); 'Des Oiseaux' (2021)


Out-of-print, cinematographically designed book 'Sheets' by Rinko KAWAUCHI consists of sequences of randomly selected contact sheets. The result is a resurrection of moments in her personal history that have been immortalized in some of her publications.
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Rinko KAWAUCHI's photo book 'As it is' returns to her earlier photographic focus on her personal universe. The narrative is interrupted by a photo of a kitchen window through which the changing seasons are observed, as well as by short, interspersed texts
38,50 € *
Rinko KAWAUCHI's volume in the 'Des Oiseux' series focuses - like the text by ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre - on the way of life of swallows, their history, their south-north migration, the season of birth, and their special relationship with humans.
44,00 € Weight 0.7 kg
Pb. with pergament dust jacket, 15 x 18 x 1 cm., 64 pp., color ills., bilingual texts: Japanese / English
44,00 € *
Earthquake, Tsunami and nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima. As the immediate effects of the triple disaster in March, 2011 began, photographers were the first artists to respond to these experiences of the challenges in Japan after the catastrophic events.
55,00 € * Weight 1.5 kg
Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued) 12 x 16 x 1,5 cm., unpaginated, color ills., no text
78,00 € *
HC with Obi (no dust jacket, as issued), 23 x 32 x 1,5 cm., 96 pp., color ills., text language: English
78,00 € *
'Gift' is the subtle story of a friendship with images full of poetry. American Terri WEIFENBACH and Japanese Rinko KAWAUCHI are two internationally recognized photographers who have been corresponding across continents and exchanging photos since 2011.
98,00 € *
Boxed set of 10 photo volumes by Jessica BACKHAUS, Gerry BADGER, Harvey BENGE, John GOSSAGE, Todd HIDO, Rob HORNSTRA, Rinko KAWAUCHI, Eva Maria OCHERBAUER, Martin PARR as well as Alec SOTH
198,00 € *
HC in Japanese binding, 24,5 x 34,5 x 1,5 cm., 80 pp., 40 color ills., text language: English
198,00 €