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Galerie Catherine & André Hug : Jerry Takigawa : Balancing Cultures


Gallery Catherine & André Hug presents for the first time in France, Jerry Takigawa’s photography series Balancing Cultures. 

With an eye toward recent history and its direct impact on the present day, Takigawa and his series Balancing Cultures delves into the incarceration of all persons of Japanese ancestry living on the west coast of America during World War II. In 1942, President Roosevelt’s Executive order 9066 authorized the establishment of military zones in the United States, leading to the incarceration of Japanese Americans. For Takigawa’s immigrant grandparents and American born parents, this government sanctioned condemnation of their community read as a stark rejection by the country they called home.

In Balancing Cultures Takigawa engages with this personal family narrative, building and photographing temporary collages assembled from his family’s collection of photographs, paper and artifacts of their imprisonment. Jerry Takigawa guides us to the truth with eloquent imagery first, then invites us to dive deeper into the cues and juxtapositions he’s left us in the photographs. Balancing Cultures shows how photography’s role in historiography is powerful and will surely take its rightful place as a valuable document.


Jerry Takigawa : Balancing Cultures
From January 27 to March 25, 2023
Galerie Catherine & André Hug
40, rue de Seine / 2, rue de l’Échaudé
75006 Paris

Jeudi 23 Mars rencontre avec l’artiste et signature de son livre.

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