Mika Ninagawa has been accredited with numerous photography awards including the most authoritative award Kimura Ihei Photography Award in Japan. She is not only a photographer but also created various movie works. In 2007, she directed her first film SAKURAN to start off her career as a film director. Her retrospective solo exhibition in 2008 Mika Ninagawa: Earthly Flowers, Heavenly Colors toured art museums throughout Japan and attracted over 180,000 visitors. In 2010, the artist published her photo book MIKA NINAGAWA with Rizzoli N.Y.. Her second film Helter Skelter was released in 2012 and has recorded more than 2.2 billion Japanese yen at the box office. In 2014, she was appointed as one of the executive board members for the 2020 Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Official site | http://www.ninamika.com
GO Journal is a magazine where the excitement of Para-sports, the efforts of Para-athletes (the exertions of Para-athletes/the spirit of Para-athletes) and the culture converge. It aims to burst the bottleneck of prejudice against watching Para-sports—that the disabled are pitiable, and their sports unfamiliar and dull—and trigger actions by every individual to promote an inclusive society post 2020.
Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center
The “Artificial” and the “Natural”
Encountered in Daily Life
Mari KATAYAMA ｜ ARTIST
When I did a Google search for “Mari Katayama” in Japanese, the words “an artist with prosthetic legs” instantly caught my eye.