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Windward's Gallery Iolani features new photo exhibit Conjoined

Third part of a Photo Trilogy includes work in progress by Mark Hamasaki

Windward Community College
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Mktg & Public Rel Dir, Chancellor's Office
Toni Martin, 236-9155
Gallery Iolani Director, Humanities
Posted: Apr 23, 2012

Mom 7/15/2010 Mixed Media, Toned Silver Gelatin Prints with Acupuncture Needles
Mom 7/15/2010 Mixed Media, Toned Silver Gelatin Prints with Acupuncture Needles
Gallery ‘Iolani presents the third part of a Photo Trilogy featuring three master artists during spring 2012 at Windward Community College, with Mark Hamasaki showing his photographs in an exhibit on display now through May 12, titled Conjoined. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
In an excerpt from the show statement, "Hamasaki poses the question of how photography can help us to reflect on life’s meaning. His intimate study honoring his parents reads as a personal essay about life, aging, and the power of photography to document, as well as to slow, direct, and sharpen perception. The series of photographs register this love and support, along with the senses in which, in composing a portrait of one’s parents, one discovers one’s own likeness and history embedded within larger historical frames."
Hamasaki is a Windward Community College art professor and has taught traditional processes of wetlab photography at the college since 1984. His work documenting the construction of the H-3 freeway has been recognized and shown at the Honolulu Museum of Art (formerly Honolulu Academy of Arts) and Hawaii State Art Museum.

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