Title: Japanese Girl
Photographer: Chie Murakami
Date of publication: 2012
Place of publication: Japan
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.