Chie Murakami’s JAPANESE GIRL is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive



Title: Japanese Girl

Photographer: Chie Murakami

Date of publication:  2012

Place of publication: Japan

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 210 x 148 mm

Number of pages: 24

Summary of Project:

“In front of the camera, the children play, laugh, become uneasy, cry, or even become angry. What remains after spending such time with them is a collection of memories, like a necklace consisting of priceless gems.
Seeing their fragility, immaturity, and lack of independence, I perhaps wanted to give them a little something to depend on. By wearing adult garments, the girls attitudes are emphasized, showing elegance and stylishness, almost like modern ladies.” Their makeup purposely takes away their childishness.” – Chie Murakami

In this photo project “Japanese Girl” , a group of 3-11 year old Japanese girls  were photographed by Chie. A part of this project was exhibited by NYPH and Sous Les Etoiles Gallery NY last year.