kit pancoast nagamura
in the details
Observing detail is, for humans, a vital survival skill; we take joy, warning, or knowledge from noticing the small things in life. As a photographer and poet, I hope to stimulate our attention to what is in the details of our relationship to nature, and to the world we are building around ourselves.
An award-winning poet and photographer, Nagamura’s visual art frequently references the haiku tradition of pared-down, seasonal, suggestive and resonant expression. Nagamura spends hours observing a subject until it reveals its essence, an essence that was (of course) present all along, but might be visible only for a fleeting moment. Her work has been said to inspire the irresistible urge to go look at the world once more, carefully, with fresh eyes. Her images hang in numerous private collections around the world, appear monthly in The Japan Times, and on several NHK World TV productions.
select exhibitions and awards
2018 Winner of Skylark Magazine Photo Competition
2018 One woman exhibition “Green Spell” at Plate, Tokyo
2017 Group exhibition “Blossom Blast,” Ultra Super New Gallery, Harajuku
2017 One woman exhibition at Tokyo American Club, Women’s Group, Tokyo
2015 ANA Hotel, One woman exhibition, “Natural Permutations”
2015 One woman exhibition, “Mythography,” nudes in Greek mythological tableaux, Sin Den
2014 Winner, “Nude Landscapes” photo contest, SoHo Gallery
2013 Two person exhibition with Daniel Kelly at Toriizaka Gallery at ANA Intercontinental Hotel
2012 Group show at Fuji Square Gallery in Midtown, Minato-ku, Tokyo
2011 Show “Tokyo Stories” with Joji Shimamoto at Tobin Ohashi Gallery, Nihonbashi