This month’s “Perspectives on Photography” lecture features Kevin Miyazaki, a Milwaukee based photographer who has exhibited widely. Mr. Miyazaki will discuss two separate components of his artistic practice: The exploration of ethnicity and identity, which often relates to his own family history – and portraiture, where he engages with specific communities and members of the public.
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Mr. Miyazaki is a fourth generation Japanese American, born and raised in Milwaukee. Stories from his own family infuse his personal and inward-looking aspect of his artwork, with larger themes of immigration, forced migration and assimilation. A more outward-looking aspect of Miyazaki’s practice is portraiture, in which he often engages with subjects he has just met. He recently completed a 19-month project (with the journalist Mary Louise Schumacher), in which they photographed and interviewed more than 100 subjects about democracy and citizenship at this historic moment.
He is an adjunct instructor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and works as a freelance editorial photographer whose clients include The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Food Network, AARP and Smithsonian.
Image: Flowers for Uncle Hide (left), Family reunion at Daifukuji Temple (right) Year: 2015