Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Takashi Homma's series, "Children of Tokyo" (2000-01), portrays the world through the unguarded and candid eyes of children. These children couldn't be farther from posed, some even going as far as turning from the camera or making disapproving faces. In this instance, the child in the picture exhibits a look of detachment, so unlike the outwardly expressive pictures we are used in our culture. His work is so strong because it is able to capture, subtly, the context of what life is like for children in a highly stratified and economically rigid Japanese culture.