Yokohama is a city ideal for time travel. With its many temple, shrines, gardens and residential streets lined with Meiji period homes it is easy for our imaginations to slip back into another era. In this special lecture event, Mr. Brown will examine Sankeien, the former estate of industrialist Hara Sankei. Coinciding with his special exhibition of collodion prints at the estate's gallery, Brown will take us on his vision of time travel, as he shares his experiences of photographing the elegant estate grounds and interiors using his special mid-19th century collodion photography technique. This special lecture offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich aesthetic depths of one of Yokohama's great historical landmarks. Please see the flyer here.
Everett Kennedy Brown is a Creative Advisor for ICJC and recipient of the Japanese Government's Commissioners Award for promoting Japanese culture, presented by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. He is a councilor for various government ministries on cultural promotion, including the Prime Minister's office and the Cool Japan program. After working as a photojournalist and Japan bureau chief of European Pressphoto Agency (epa) Everett now devotes his energies to documenting 'timeless Japan' through his collodion photography. With his wife, the popular cookbook writer, Deco Nakajima, he founded Brownsfield farm and Jiji no Ie on the Boso peninsula of Chiba, as an expression of his vision for sustainable Japanese living. www.modernclassic.jp
* (Please note this special event will be held on Saturday, February 28 at 2:00pm at Sankeien Gardens in coordination with Mr. Brown’s exhibit. There is an entrance fee for Sankeien Gardens.)