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MIYAKO YOSHINAGA Opens New Photography Exhibitions

Emi Anrakuji (born 1963), Untitled 38, early 2000s, archival pigment print on a vintage postcard (circa. 1900s), image 3 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (8.9 x 13.8 cm). Photo: © Emi Anrakuji Courtesy: MIYAKO YOSHINAGA, New York

Emi Anrakuji: Ehagaki–Picture Postcard
May 14—June 30
Opening reception: May 14, 6-8pm
Emi Anrakuji is known for taking obscured and often close-up images of herself (all but her eyes) in mundane surroundings with evocative atmospheres. This exhibition features over 30 color-pigment self-portraits that Anrakuji meticulously printed on vintage postcards (in Japanese, ehagaki – picture postcard) collected by her grandfather at the turn of the last century. The grandfather, a wine importer in Tokyo, frequently traveled to Europe and brought back these postcards, a popular novelty among collectors especially from the 1890s to the 1910s. According to Anrakuji’s family lore, a box of the well-preserved old postcards miraculously survived the 1923 earthquake and the WWII air raids in 1945. On both occasions, the fire burned down the city of Tokyo almost entirely, including her grandfather’s shop. Therefore, these postcards became a family treasure passed down through the generations.

Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk 2022
Saturday, May 14, 10am-6pm
Gallery Talks: 3pm & 4pm
MIYAKO YOSHINAGA celebrates the opening of Emi Anrakuji: Ehagaki–Picture Postcard during this year's Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk. As a special benefit, gallery owner/director Miyako Yoshinaga will tour visitors through the exhibition at 3pm and 4pm.

Due to limited capacity, registration is required to reserve a space at each participating gallery. To read more and register, please click here to go to the organizing website. There, click on the green “Book Now” button above. Each gallery visit booking must be done separately.

The Photography Show by AIPAD
May 19-22
Center 415 located on Fifth Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets
For the first time, this year MIYAKO YOSHINAGA will participate, along with 45 of the world’s leading galleries of fine art photography, in this presentation of museum-quality work, including cutting-edge contemporary, modern, and exemplary 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. After a three year absence due to Covid, this is the 41st edition of this premier fine art photography fair.

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