Osamu James Nakagawa
Fences, Maps, and Darkness: Visualizing Okinawa
7 p.m., Northrup Hall 040
Osamu James Nakagawa is Ruth N. Halls Distinguished Professor of Photography at Indiana University, where he directs the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies. Nakagawa is best known for his Okinawa trilogy, a series of works that address the atrocities of WWII in Japan. His illustrated lecture Fences, Maps, and Darkness: Visualizing Okinawa explores Okinawa's diverse ecosystems, primeval forests, and its history as a prime crossroads of war and colonial expansion for centuries. Nakagawa's photographs of Okinawa bridge the inherently different interpretations of this history through a cross-cultural lens.
This lecture is made possible by the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Visiting Scholar Program, the Department of Art and Art History, and Trinity University’s Office of Academic Affairs.