My name is Madeno and I was born in Tokyo after the end of post-war period of rapid economic growth. I am a creator seeking to observe and document the “walls” that exist in this world: with the wall in my mind, the walls between others and myself, and the walls that separate everyone else from each other.
The “walls” surround us all. They are the relationships in our families, the gap caused by differences in gender, the disparity of wealth, the discrimination among majorities and minorities, and the conflict between different religions and races. These “walls” continue to propagate through society, education and media, contaminating our minds. The walls” are difficult for winners to see, but they are apparent in the eyes of the loser. I aim to observe these “walls.” I wish to document their boundaries, differences and distances.
2014: "Our Windows", epSITE EPSON IMAGING GALLERY (Tokyo, Japan)
2014: "The corner turning to the west", T.I.P Tokyo Institute of Photography (Tokyo, Japan)
[Selected Group Exhibition]
2014: "Handmade photobook is a diamond as in the rough", Reminder Photography Stronghold (Tokyo, Japan)
2014: Mt.ROKKO International Photo Festival Presents "portfolio Exhibition", 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Tokyo, Japan)
2012: “Rinko Kawauchi Workshop – Making a Photo Book”, Aoyama Book Center (Tokyo, Japan)
2012: “One and Only Photo Book in the World”, Akaaka-sha (Tokyo, Japan)
[Photo Festival / Photo-folio Review]
2014: Tokyo Art Book Fair 2014, "Handmade photobook is a diamond as in the rough", Tokyo Geijyutsu Gaku-sha (Tokyo, Japan)
2014: Mt.Rokko International Photo Festival 2014, as a invitation photographer (Kobe, Japan)
2014: 30th Higashikawa International Photo Festival, Photo-folio Review (Higashikawa, Japan)
2013: Mt.Rokko International Photo Festival 2013, Photo-folio Review (Kobe, Japan)
[Education / Workshop]
Major in politics and Media studies.
As for my job, TV program director.
2008 Satoru Watanabe workshop
2011 Koji Onaka workshop
2012 Masashi Asada workshop
2012 Rinko Kawauchi workshop
2013 Marc Prust workshop
2014 Jan Rassle & Yumi Goto workshop
2014 Ryo Oowada workshop