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Nakagawa, Osamu James

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"Much of my life has been divided between Japan and America. As a result, I feel like a stranger to both Japanese and English languages and cultures. Photography has become my expressive bridge.

"I'm interested in the mythology of The American Dream, as outwardly reflected in the early part of this century in the United States and currently exported globally by media. A myth that is based in the psychology of our perceived notions of the United States with its excess of materials, ideologies, and freedoms. This fascination is reflected in my work.[...]"

Osamu James Nakagawa, Artist Statement

Gallery of Selected Works