Sohei Nishino – Dioramic Maps

Diorama Map of Jerusalem by Sohei Nishino

A few days ago, a new photo friend Fred Zafran posted a link from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) about Japanese photographers

This interview series focuses on Japanese Photography. Watch established photographers who redefined the medium after World War II and still-emerging contemporary practitioners reflect on cultural landscapes and personal truths.

As is usually the case when I am referred to broad links like this one, I only have time to explore a little at a time. Today, I clicked on the first link and was truly moved by the Diorama Map project of Sohei Nishino. Nishino creates intricate map collages of cities using small section photographs. On his website are diorama maps of 21 cities including San Francisco (his latest, I presume), Havana, and Jerusalem. The planning, perseverance, and just plain grit it takes to complete one of these projects is impressive.

Thanks to Fred for this introduction.


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