A Guide to the "Daredemo Photographer" Exhibition, 2011-2013 "Daredemo Photographer" Exhibition, Ms2015-008

A Guide to the "Daredemo Photographer" Exhibition, 2011-2013

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2015-008


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Processed by: Samantha Winn, Archivist

Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
"Daredemo Photographer" Exhibition 2011-2013
Physical Characteristics
5 boxes; 5.5 cu. ft.
"Daredemo Photographer" exhibition developed by UIFA-Japon in collaboration with Shoukou Hashimoto. Included are proposal documents, exhibit panels, and printed material relating to the development and distribution of the exhibition.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Daredemo Photographer Exhibition must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech and/or the original photographers.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Daredemo Photographer" Exhibition, Ms2015-008, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The "Daredemo Photographer" Exhibition was donated to Special Collections in 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the "Daredemo Photographer" Exhibition was completed in May 2017.

Historical Information

The "Daredemo Photographer" exhibit, which translates roughly to "everyone can be a photographer," was conceived by Japanese photographer Shoukou Hashimoto following the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. With cameras sponsored by the UIFA-Japon chapter, Shoukou Hashimoto trained residents of Iwaizumi to document their experiences and environments in the two years following the disaster. The photographs were first exhibited in Japan at a rail station in Omoto. The IAWA Center sponsored a second exhibition of "Daredemo Photographer" obn the Virginia Tech campus from May 11-13, 2013.

Source: https://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2013/05/050913-caus-japanesephotos.html

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises approximately 180 exhibit panels and four pulications documenting the "Daredemo Photographer" exhibition sponsored by the Union International des femmes Architects Japon (UIFA-Japon). The exhibition showcased citizen photography in Iwaizumi Town, Japan, which documented changes to the town's built environment in the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Photographs were taken from December 2011 through March 2012. In March 2013, the exhibition was displayed in the Omoto rail station in Japan. The exhibition traveled to Virginia Tech in May 2013.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • International Union of Women Architects (UIFA)
  • Photography
  • Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011

Contents List

box-folder 1:1
UIFA Japon Proposal to IAWA Center, 2012
box-folder 1:2
Exhibition Brochures and Catalogs, Virginia Tech, 2013-05
box-folder 1:3-6
Exhibition Brochures and Catalogs, Omato, Japan, 2013
box 2-5
Exhibition Panels and Descriptions2013

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011