ARTIST STATEMENT

I make community-based Photography projects, installations, and videos. I moved to New York City in 1997, and have been working with immigrant and underserved minority communities ever since. As an immigrant myself, I am interested in the mixing of these histories with the local culture. Growing up in Japan, I adored the American pop culture of the 1950s and early 1960s. My projects reflect this influence as I recreate that characteristic vibrancy and hyper-saturation of color as a nostalgic throwback to what was then my future dream of America. As a resident of New York City, living in various neighborhoods, I find the established cultures within my New York homes and photograph the color, joy and life of the people who are living in those diverse communities.

HIDEMI TAKAGI

Hidemi Takagi

takagi.hidemi@gmail.com

Brooklyn 11216

©2020 by Hidemi Takagi

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