Every spring, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum holds an exhibition showcasing some of the earliest photographs ever taken. Presented this year will be some of Great Britain’s first, showing the varied developments in photographic culture that took place in the UK during the late 19th century.
PHOTO: DON JUAN, COUNT OF MONTIZON, HIPPOPOTAMUS AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, REGENT’S PARK, LONDON, 1852, BRITISH LIBRARY © BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD (C.43.I.7)
An international project supported in part by a grant from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, this exhibition comprises more than 100 works in five distinct sections. Themes include: neo-metabolism architecture; possible designs of future cities; lifestyle and design innovations; and the ethical issues of human augmentation.
This film by Scottish director Simon Hunter stars English actress Sheila Hancock CBE and tells the story of an 83-year-old woman pursuing her lifelong dream of climbing Scotland’s Suilven mountain after the death of her husband. Edie won the Juried Narrative Prize at the Berkshire International Film Festival and the International Narrative Prize at the Cleveland International Film Festival in 2018.