Framing Paradise: Photography and Waikīkī
October 7 – December 7, 2012 (opening reception on Sunday, October 7 from 3 to 5pm)
UH Manoa Art Gallery
Millions of tourists flock to Waikīkī annually with cameras at-the-ready. Such travelers have been lured to and by Waikīkī for over a century; it is a place that has unwittingly shaped the very idea of tourism. Framing Paradise: Photography and Waikīkī is an exhibition at the University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery with related public programs that explore some of the ways in which Waikīkī has been recorded through the lens from the 19th to the 21st century. Framing Paradise invites both university audience and the community at-large to investigate Waikīkī’s history and its genesis as an icon of tourism and one of photography’s quintessential subjects. This exhibition will feature archival works as well as recent portfolios by Eric Yanagi and Daido Moriyama.
Participating artist Daido Moriyama will be in residence from November 26 to 30, and presenting a lecture on Wednesday, November 28 evening (time to be announced).
Information on the UH Manoa Art Gallery is found here.