MEMORIES OF FUTURE
Published by Benrido, 2023
Size 20,5 x 25,5 cm
Portfolio of 6 collotypes, black and white
Miho Kajioka creates her works based on snapshots. She carries her camera everywhere and intuitively shoots whatever she finds interesting. She creates her poetic images through her meticulous darkroom work. Kajioka considers herself more of a painter than a photographer, but her first collotype portfolio, “memories of future,” centers around the theme of “Girls” and the ephemeral and mysterious sepia image emerges as if tracing a memory. Miho Kajioka Born in Okayama Prefecture in 1973. After studying fine art at the San Francisco Art Institute, she studied painting and photography in Montreal, Canada. After returning to Japan, she got a job as a journalist in Tokyo, and resumed her art activities after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Currently based in Paris, she exhibits and publishes her works mainly in Europe. Her book so it goes (2019) won the Nadar Prize, which is awarded to the best work among her photobooks published in France throughout the year, becoming the first Japanese to receive the award.