“A girl at play” (1964) is a series of photographs of an American-Japanese girl.
In Japan at the time, foreign looking children were still an uncommon sight, and when I saw this girl for the first time, she looked to me like a fairy. I felt strongly attracted during these shootings. --Hajime Sawatari
AKIO NAGASAWA GALLERY GINZA is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition "A girl at play" showcasing works by photographer Hajime Sawatari.
With series like “Nadia” and “Alice,” Hajime Sawatari brought a fresh sensitivity to Japanese photography with a number of works focusing on female models in the 1970s.
Made in 1964, “A girl at play” is a masterful series that represents Sawatari’s early work, while at the same time marking the photographer’s origins in an encounter with a girl that went on to define the future direction of his photographic work.