Man and Baby Doll (Wedding Up In Heaven #10)
stock nr:
1867
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Man and Baby Doll (Wedding Up In Heaven #10)
medium:
Gelatin silver print
date created:
2011 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 650mm x width 980mm — height 25.59inch x width 38.58inch
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Night Show (Children)
stock nr:
1866
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Night Show (Children)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2011 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 980mm x width 650mm — height 38.58inch x width 25.59inch
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Man In The Night Field
stock nr:
1865
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Man In The Night Field
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2006 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 650mm x width 980mm — height 25.59inch x width 38.58inch
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Man, Rope
stock nr:
1864
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Man, Rope
medium:
Gelatin silver print
date created:
2009 — date printed: 2015
dimensions:
height 980mm x width 650mm — height 38.58inch x width 25.59inch
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Naked Light #2
stock nr:
1862
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Naked Light #2
medium:
Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2003-06 — date printed: 2013
dimensions:
height 580mm x width 480mm — height 22.83inch x width 18.90inch
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Hat #2
stock nr:
1863
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Hat #2
medium:
1863
date created:
2003-06 — date printed: 2013
dimensions:
height 580mm x width 480mm — height 22.83inch x width 18.90inch
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Shikisoku Zekou
stock nr:
1860
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Shikisoku Zekou
medium:
Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2003-06 — date printed: 2013
dimensions:
height 480mm x width 580mm — height 18.90inch x width 22.83inch
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Flowers Of The Fields, Birds In The Sky
stock nr:
1861
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Flowers Of The Fields, Birds In The Sky
medium:
Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2003-06 — date printed: 2013
dimensions:
height 480mm x width 580mm — height 18.90inch x width 22.83inch
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Hat #1
stock nr:
1859
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Hat #1
medium:
Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2003-06 — date printed: 2013
dimensions:
height 480mm x width 580mm — height 18.90inch x width 22.83inch
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Sea Sun
stock nr:
1858
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Sea Sun
medium:
Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2003-06 — date printed: 2013
dimensions:
height 480mm x width 580mm — height 18.90inch x width 22.83inch
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Naked Light #1
stock nr:
1857
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Naked Light #1
medium:
Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2003-06 — date printed: 2013
dimensions:
height 480mm x width 580mm — height 18.90inch x width 22.83inch
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Crooked Afternoon
stock nr:
1856
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Crooked Afternoon
medium:
Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2009 — date printed: 2013
dimensions:
height 480mm x width 580mm — height 18.90inch x width 22.83inch
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Looking Through The Pampas Grass
stock nr:
1855
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Looking Through The Pampas Grass
medium:
collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2009 — date printed: 2013
dimensions:
height 480mm x width 580mm — height 18.90inch x width 22.83inch
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Shadows On The Hill
stock nr:
1854
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Shadows On The Hill
medium:
collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2009 — date printed: 2013
dimensions:
height 480mm x width 580mm — height 18.90inch x width 22.83inch
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Torii On The Hill
stock nr:
1853
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Torii On The Hill
medium:
collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2009 — date printed: 2013
dimensions:
height 480mm x width 580mm — height 18.90inch x width 22.83inch
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Magnolia #4
stock nr:
1852
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Magnolia #4
medium:
Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2003-06 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 580mm x width 480mm — height 22.83inch x width 18.90inch
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For My Brother
stock nr:
1850
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
For My Brother
medium:
Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2003-06 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 480mm x width 580mm — height 18.90inch x width 22.83inch
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Magnolia #3
stock nr:
1851
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Magnolia #3
medium:
Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2003-06 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 580mm x width 480mm — height 22.83inch x width 18.90inch
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Caterpillar
stock nr:
1849
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Caterpillar
medium:
Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2003-06 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 580mm x width 480mm — height 22.83inch x width 18.90inch
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Where We Belong
stock nr:
1848
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Where We Belong
medium:
Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2003-06 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 480mm x width 580mm — height 18.90inch x width 22.83inch
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Senbazuru (Thousand Cranes)
stock nr:
1847
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Senbazuru (Thousand Cranes)
medium:
Collotype on Japanese Washi Paper
date created:
2003-06 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 580mm x width 480mm — height 22.83inch x width 18.90inch
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Crooked Afternoon, from series Headland
stock nr:
1171
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Crooked Afternoon, from series Headland
medium:
collotype
date created:
2007 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 277mm x width 418mm — height 10.91inch x width 16.46inch
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Doll #3, from series Goshogawara
stock nr:
1166
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Doll #3, from series Goshogawara
medium:
collotype
date created:
2011 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 254mm x width 381mm — height 10.00inch x width 15.00inch
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Man in the Night Field, from series Headland
stock nr:
1170
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Man in the Night Field, from series Headland
medium:
collotype
date created:
2007 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 277mm x width 419mm — height 10.91inch x width 16.50inch
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Osorezan, Old Men #1, from series Osorezan
stock nr:
1162
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Osorezan, Old Men #1, from series Osorezan
medium:
collotype
date created:
2011 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 382mm x width 246mm — height 15.04inch x width 9.69inch
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Osorezan, People 1, from series Osorezan
stock nr:
1159
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Osorezan, People 1, from series Osorezan
medium:
collotype
date created:
2011 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 382mm x width 252mm — height 15.04inch x width 9.92inch
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Looking through the Pampas Grass, from series Headland
stock nr:
1172
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Looking through the Pampas Grass, from series Headland
medium:
collotype
date created:
2007 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 278mm x width 419mm — height 10.94inch x width 16.50inch
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Goshogawara, Room Shoes #1, from series Goshogawara
stock nr:
1164
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Goshogawara, Room Shoes #1, from series Goshogawara
medium:
collotype
date created:
2011 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 254mm x width 381mm — height 10.00inch x width 15.00inch
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Shadows on the Hill, from series Headland
stock nr:
1169
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Shadows on the Hill, from series Headland
medium:
collotype
date created:
2007 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 280mm x width 419mm — height 11.02inch x width 16.50inch
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Tree on the Hill, from series Headland
stock nr:
1168
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Tree on the Hill, from series Headland
medium:
collotype
date created:
2007 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 275mm x width 420mm — height 10.83inch x width 16.54inch
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Osorezan, People 1, from series Osorezan
stock nr:
1161
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Osorezan, People 1, from series Osorezan
medium:
collotype
date created:
2011 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 254mm x width 381mm — height 10.00inch x width 15.00inch
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Goshogawara, Shrine Window #1, from series Goshogawara
stock nr:
1163
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Goshogawara, Shrine Window #1, from series Goshogawara
medium:
collotype
date created:
2011 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 254mm x width 382mm — height 10.00inch x width 15.04inch
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Two Headstones on the Kill, from series Osorezan
stock nr:
1160
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Two Headstones on the Kill, from series Osorezan
medium:
collotype
date created:
2011 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 253mm x width 381mm — height 9.96inch x width 15.00inch
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Wedding up in Heaven #4, from series Goshogawara
stock nr:
1165
artist(s):
AKIKO TAKIZAWA
title:
Wedding up in Heaven #4, from series Goshogawara
medium:
collotype
date created:
2011 — date printed: 2014
dimensions:
height 253mm x width 381mm — height 9.96inch x width 15.00inch
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biography

Born in Fukuoka in 1971, Akiko Takizawa has been living and working in London since 1993. She holds an MA Fine Arts from the Royal College of Art, and before this completed her BA in Fine Art at University of the West of England, Bristol. She has exhibited widely within Japan, the UK and France. Akiko was awarded at the 29th Hitotsuboten, one of the most prestigious photography competitions in Japan in 2007 and was recipient of the 19th Prix HSBC pour la Photographie in 2014.

Her practice centres around the 150-year-old Collotype printing process, which orginated in France, but has now been all but discontinued on a worldwide level. For the past few years she has worked closely with Benrido in Kyoto, Japan, the last remaining Collotype company in the world, to produce her prints.

Takizawa’s work takes in many themes, which include: home, family, a sense of loss, displacement, death and the afterlife, and what it means to live in the modern world. The majority of her work focuses on her home country, and Japanese culture and traditions feature strongly. For example, in one series, Osorezan (2012), Takizawa explores the Japanese belief that there is not a clear boundary between life and death. The images were taken in Aomori at the north end of the main Island in Japan where people flock from all over the country to ‘connect’ with lost relatives and friends. It is thought that after death, human spirits rise up into the mountains, and at Mount Osore or ‘Fear Mountain’ it is possible to speak to the deceased through a blind shaman. While queuing to see the shaman, strangers often open up to each other and share their stories, says Takizawa.

“I am constantly questioning this modern time we are living in,” Takizawa writes in an artist statement. “I was fascinated by the contrast between Japan as a fast, modern society, which is dominated by high technology and people who live in isolation, and what I have seen in Osorezan – how people secretly believe in such supernatural things, hope to get some answers for their lives, and open up to talk to strangers. By capturing such people in a specific place through photography I hope to understand the world we are living in, and where we belong.”

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