From the series Matagi by Hajime Kimura

Delhi Photo Festival 2013

Delhi Photo Festival

Delhi Photo Festival
New Delhi, India

From the series Matagi
by Hajime Kimura


  • Title: From the series Matagi by Hajime Kimura
  • Creator: Delhi Photo Festival 2013
  • Rights: © Hajime Kimura All rights reserved. May not be copied without prior written consent.
  • Photographer's site: www.hajimekimura.net
  • Photographer: Hajime Kimura
  • About the series: Matagi: “What is faith? Who is God?” This project is about the rediscovery of tips for these kind of questions through Hajime Kimura’s journey to Matagi, a tribe of the mountainous region, who still lead a traditional and ancient life. With those tips, He has tried to reconstruct the world where we used to live and have forgotten nowadays.
  • About the Photographer: Hajime Kimura, b. 1982, Japan, studied architecture and anthropology at University, and began his career in 2006. HIs first long-term project Matagi focused on Japanese ancient tribe in Nigata prefecture for 5 years was published in 2012. These past couple of years he has been based in Japan while also covering China and India. Hajime tries to describe how he felt on the ground between the subject and himself in order to reconstruct the interaction in his images.

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