In A Moment

March 21, 2011

By Conor Risch

Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi’s new book Illuminance (Aperture, 2011), the internationally recognized artist’s first collaboration with a U.S. publisher, opens and closes with two images she made during a total eclipse of the sun. Made in quick succession, a short moment differentiates the images, a metaphorical passage of time. “I thought, ‘It looks like our life,’” says Kawauchi, who also...

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