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KAUNAS PHOTO 2014 » Hiroto Sekiguchi

Living online


They call them “No Lifers”. The more their profiles in the virtual world get important, the slower their real world becomes or even stalls…

Living online is about boy named Yuki. 10 years ago, he was a cheerful boy. He dreamed of being a film director and started making feature film. Also he loved a girl. But something started crumbling. He gave up film making. A friend, who shared dream together, got awarded in famous scenario contest and took the girl he loved.

Now, aged 28, Yuki spends most of his day playing online game. He is in love with a player met in a game. When birds start to twitter, he collapses and falls asleep.

Hiroto Sekiguchi is a Japanese photographer based in Tokyo, working for the domestic newspaper. His work has been published internationally such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal. His photos have been exhibited in various galleries and international photo festivals such as Visa Pour L’image, Espace Dupon, Photo China, Chicago Photography Center, UN Headquarters, shown in exhibitions at Old Seoul Station Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, etc. He has won several awards including “Pictures of the Year International”.

This exhibition was selected from KAUNAS PHOTO festival’s on-line portfolio reviews platform, folioPORT.org. In the 2013 edition, the was among the TOP 20 works, based on the calculation of votes of 50 photography experts from 5 continents.

KAUNAS PHOTO 2014 is the 11th edition of the festival that started in 2004. Since then, thanks to Joint-Stock company “Kauno liftai”, owner of Žaliakalnis funicular, exhibitions of photography are welcome at this space.