Naoki Ishikawa (1977- ) is a photographer whose field is the entire world. He trekked from the North Pole to the South Pole at the age of 22, and successfully climbed the Seven Summits, the highest mountains of every continent, at 23. He crisscrosses the globe, photographing what he sees. His unique style of photography, which incorporates an anthropological and ethnological perspective, is garnering attention as art that provides a new perspective on everyday life and the world.
The show presents a broad range of photographs and video, from Ishikawa’s early years up to the present day. It includes works from POLAR, which covers people living in the Arctic Circle; NEW DIMENSION, featuring prehistoric wall paintings from around the world; CORONA, which captures the islands of the Polynesian Triangle; ARCHIPELAGO, which travels the islands making up the Japanese Archipelago from one end to the other; and K2, which highlights the artist’s expedition to the world’s second highest peak on the western edge of the Himalayas. It includes some of the equipment that he actually used in his projects. The tracks and the gaze of this insatiable adventurer and quest seeker provide a unique opportunity to gain a fresh perspective on this planet we call home.
- DENALI 
- NEW DIMENSION 
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