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Four Sundays in Harajuku

Presented by
Photographer Andy Heffernan and the Consulate General of Japan


1WHEN:Opening Reception
Thursday, June 18th, 2009 6:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
(Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) RSVPs are required at (415) 356-2466
June 18th through July 30th, 2009
9:00 am - 5:00 pm(Closed from noon to 1:00 pm)
Closed Saturday and Sunday
3 WHERE:Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
The Japan Information Center
50 Fremont Street, Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA 94105
4 ADMISSION: FREE and Open to the Public

  The exhibit contains a series of photographs taken over a period of four years in the Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo. There is a tradition of performance art and free expression in and around Yoyogi Park on Sunday afternoons, which includes young women and the occasional young man dressing up in the type of handmade outfits seen in these photographs. Harajuku is a fashion mecca. The initial goal of this project was to produce a series of photographs of these individuals, but rather than snap candids, to have the image-making be an active, collaborative process, rather than a passive one. The intent of this series was to approach the subjects, interact with them, isolate them, and ask them to pose.  
  Andy Heffernan is a talented amateur photographer with an eye for the interesting. His photos capture his subjects in a way that is natural and organic. He has completed several projects in the United States, as well as Japan.

  Andy Heffernan will present and discuss his work. As his subjects were shot in Japan, this is an excellent opportunity for insight into Japanese alternative fashion culture. Heffernan will speak in detail about his interaction with his subjects, the area where the photographs were taken, as well as his reasons for being interested in the project. Please join us for a first hand look at Andy Heffernan’s photographs and a chance to interact with the artist directly.

For further information, please contact: Ethan Savage, 415-356-2466 or  E-mail: culture@cgjsf.org

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