Wonder Eyes Project - UZBEKISTAN
Photo Program in Uzbekistan 2001
In 2001, Republic of Uzbekistan is 10th anniversary of the proclamation of the Independence. In May, The Program was done in the Capital, Tashkent and the ancient city, Samarkand. A total of 104 children, aged from 6 to 17, participated and took photographs. The Exhibition in Japan was held in 2001-2002. The historical, traditional and "young new" country is shown through the Uzbekistan Children, which was very well received, presented widely by media. Exhibition tour in Uzbekistan was done in August 2002 with the photographs taken by Japanese children, which turned out significant cultural exchange through photography (supported by The Japan Foundation).
Exhibition in Japan 2001-2002
UZBEKISTAN throuth the eyes of the children
October 10 - October 21, 2001 JCII Club 25, Tokyo.
Supported by: Embassy of the Republic of UZBEKISTAN, UZBEKISTAN Airways, Sog'lom Avlod Uchun in Uzbekistan, TAKEO Inc., MINOLTA Camera. Assisted by: JCII Camera Museum, KANSAI Art Printing, Inc. Uzbekistan Association of Japan, The Japan Foundation and many individual volunteers. Planned by: G.I.P.Tokyo & Paris. Special thanks to: KONICA Corporation
--Feb.14-17, 2002 Group Exposition at Setagayaku Bunka Joho Center. Organized by Center of Activity for Life Design (Setagaya), Uzbekistan Embassy
--July 20 - August 3, 2002 in Nara at Kurumagi-Kobo. Organized by JICA Osaka Center, Nara International Association
Exhibition in Uzbekistan 2002 - Cultural Exchange
* Aug.16-18, 2002 Tashkent, House of Photography--Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan
* Aug.20-22 Samarkand, A.Ikramov State museum
Presented together photos by the Uzbekistan children and Japanese children (Nara) as cultural exchange project. And also shown some photos about Japan taken by the foreign children who visited Japan, and also photo works byHikaru Nagatake, professional Japanese photographer who organized the project.
Supported by The Japan Foundation, Uzbekistan Embassy in Japan, Sog'lom Avlod Uchun
The photos taken by the children of Uzbekistan have been shown at the lots of Wonder Eyes exhibitions.