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Photographs are artifacts that capture specific places and specific times, which is why, for me, they hold a specific, personal meaning.
Though I photographed concrete people and things with proper names, at the moment that was burned onto the film, those names were erased, and the subjects transformed into no one and nowhere in particular, totally unidentified.
The world that I am trying to capture is the world that exists between the two extremes of, on the one hand, “my own concrete and personal meaning,” and on the other, “things that have lost their names, and stand outside of time.”

Eri Makita

Japan

Born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan in 1968.

She majored in mathematics at university in Tokyo. She saw many gelatin silver prints in France at the age of 25, was struck by their beauty, and began taking photographs. Since then, she has been making monochrome photographs in her own darkroom, carrying a camera with her wherever she goes.

Her works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions at galleries ,museums and in several photo festivals in France, Spain and Japan, as well as published in books and magazines as LF magazine, Asahi Camera, Nihon Camera. She lives and works in Yamanashi Prefecture, where she tries to capture the transience of nature. “Photographs are artifacts that capture specific places and specific times, which is why, for me, they hold a specific, personal meaning.