“My Journey III” is the third and final chapter in Tamiko Nishimura’s “My Journey” series.
Since her early days as a photography student capturing the works of the Jokyo Gekijo theater group, Nishimura has continued to see, confront and photograph people, scenes and objects in the world with her own emphatic, fascinating style. In “My Journey III”, Nishimura presents a series of black-and-white photographs taking during her journeys in and out of Japan between 1993 and 2022. In 2011, for example, one such journey took her to Prague, as she hunts the ghost of Josef Koudelka, one of her photographer idols.
Throughout the book, Nishimura weaves a deep and multilayered web of emotions, stories and impressions that lie decades and thousands of kilometers apart, driven by her relentless interest and compassion.
“I have a feeling that I am still en route.”
― from Tamiko Nishimura’s afterword (included in Japanese and in English translation)