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MA State House モナドナックストリート展示会開始

5月10日(月)ー5月14日(金)の1週間、MA State House (最寄り駅:パークストリート)Doric Hallにてモナドナックストリート写真展示会は催します。今回は34点展示とモナドナック写真展示で最大のボリュームです。ウェブ上も含め未発表写真がたくさんあります。どうぞ御出かけくださいませ。

5月14日(金)にはクロージングリセプションを午後4時から午後6時まで行います。皆様のお越しを御待ちしております。(軽食、飲み物 有り)


 Who:         Keiko Hiromi, Photographer and Dorchester Resident

 What:        Monadnock Street: an Exhibition of Photographs from a Dorchester Neighborhood

 Where:      Doric Hall, State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA

 When:       Monday, May 10, 2010 to Friday, May 14, 2010

                  *Meet-the-Artist Reception:  Friday, May 14, 2010; 4-6pm

 Sponsored by State Representative Marie St. Fleur, 5th Suffolk District

Background:  Keiko Hiromi’s “Monadnock Street,” a series of black and white photographs on view during the week of May 10 to May 14 at Doric Hall in the Massachusetts State House, features photographs of neighborhood residents, many of them first and second generation immigrants living in Dorchester, MA, where Hiromi also lives.  Her raw, yet sensitive photographs show the daily lives of the people who live on Monadnock Street.

Hiromi came from Japan to Boston 11 years ago to study in Boston, She graduated from New England School of Photography in 2005. Coming from a non-American point of view, these photographs have come to be powerful and enlightening for everyone who has viewed them.  “Monadnock Street” is a personal project for Hiromi, helping her come to realize more about herself and allowing her to learn and understand what it means to be a part of a community in an American society.

Besides exhibiting in several venues across America, Hiromi has participated at the Griffin Museum of Photography’s annual juried show in Boston, Simmons College Curatorial Studies Students’ show and the Photo Resource Center at Boston University. She has also won numerous awards for Monadnock Street, including Project Basho and Griffin Museum Emerging Artists Awards.

The Monadnock Street neighborhood has been a melting pot for immigrants over the better part of the last century.  Thus it has a unique, vibrant quality not seen on other streets.  Looking at Hiromi’s Monadnock Street, State Representative Marie St. Fleur commented, “Keiko Hiromi’s photographs are quite arresting, they capture the vibrancy, intensity, scarcity yet wealth in the lives of the Monadnock Street community.”

Contact: Keiko Hiromi – 617-869-2262/ http://www.keikohiromi.com/

Diane Wignall -- 617 722-2800 X8582

Robert Haas – 617-442-9670 x11