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CURRENT EXHIBITION

SOLAR PORTRAITS – Ruben Salgado Escudero

May 7 – June 26 2016

May 7 2016 Exhibition Opening & Opening Event

May 8 2016 Artist Talk & Reception

We also hold Gallery TANTO TEMPO 8th Anniversary Party on May 8.

15 photographs presentation / Movie installation / LED lights installation

 

Gallery Statement

These years, they say that the world is heading to most difficult era by its economical,  political and human rights problems around the world. We see many of the conflicts and war, we see a gap-widening society and so many violating human rights. We see many of activated terrorism and we cannot imagine the time that the world become safe and peace.

It seems no one, no organization can solve these problems. Ruben is showing his positive actions against world existing difficulties with his strong wishes and idea to change society in developing countries. He struggles to bring energy and lights to those who never received electrical benefit. And he believes, and we believe that his action will be the most important first step to make this world safe and peace.

Ruben and I met in 2014 at Angkor Photo Festival.

Here I would like to announce Gallery TANTO TEMPO will hold his first solo exhibition in Japan. He was one of the guest artists who joined Mt.ROKKO INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL 2015.

Takeki Sugiyama / Director Gallery TANTO TEMPO / Founder Mt.ROKKO INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL

 

Artist Statement

The International Energy Agency estimates that roughly 1.1 billion people in the world still live without access to electricity, more than 95% of these people are either in sub-Saharan Africa or developing Asia. In these parts of the world, almost all rural labor is still unmechanized, candles – which are both expensive and dangerous – are the only source of light available once the sun sets. As building the requisite infrastructure to connect remote, rural villages to the grid will still take a long time, solar energy is a viable and much-needed solution that has the potential to improve the lives of millions immediately. Small, inexpensive photovoltaic power (PV) systems can provide households with at least 12 hours of light during the night, allowing people to do more with their waking hours at no additional cost.
Looking at the larger picture of our planet’s environment, solar energy has the potential to make a substantial positive impact on the earth’s C02 footprint. The Environmental Protection Agency shows that generating electric power causes over a third of all green house gas emissions so reducing the electricity we draw from the grid means reducing carbon emissions.
These portraits depict the lives of inhabitants of remote areas who, for the first time have access to electricity through the power of solar energy. Each subject was asked how having electricity has affected their life. The portraits were set up within their environment, according to what they expressed. The scenes have all been lit only by solar powered light bulbs which are contributing to the improvement in these people´s standard of living.

Ruben Salgado Escudero

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Norihisa Hosaka “SAKURA”

GALLERY STAFF

INTRODUCING OUR STAFFS

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CEO

Mariko Yamada

Being photo collector since 2006, she is dedicated to creating a
photographic community and market with a strong emphasis on industry that can contribute and strengthen the Japanese photo culture.

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Gallery Director

Takeki Sugiyama

In 2006, he started collecting many of the photographic works in Japan. After establishing Gallery TANTO TEMPO in Kobe, he has been creating many of the programs with his strong vision of fostering photography communication / art education through the strong photographic stories.

Editor

Satsuki Kajikawa

Photo book editor of UTAKATADO Publishing

Designer/Internship

Takatoshi Masuda

Gallery staff in internship. Designer.

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