Our Journal, Witness, is guest-edited
by a different contemporary artist, whose photographs and writings are
featured in that particular issue. Witness is distributed internationally
by Nazraeli Press.
2 - Daido Moriyama
The title for the series is borrowed: Daido Moriyama and Michael Kenna gave a joint presentation in Tokyo earlier this year on their mutual passion for, and work made on, Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. During the presentation, Moriyama described himself as a “witness” rather than a participant in the events that he captures on film. The idea of being a witness – of transcending the importance of Self and instead focusing on what one sees in one’s surroundings – has deep roots. Martin Parr will be the subject and guest editor of Witness Number Three.