Seiichi Furuya

Seiichi Furuya
*1950 in Izu; lives in Graz
<p>Every photograph is a piece of memory. The moment it is taken, it becomes something before now, a document of a time already past. Seiichi Furuya has developed his multi-faceted work on this basis. He uses photography as a means of remembrance, both of his personal past and the public past. Portraits of his beloved wife, Christine G&ouml;ssler, who died tragically in 1985, are interwoven with photographs from Amsterdam, Vienna, Graz, Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Japan, East Berlin and with portraits of Bosnian refugees, to form a haunting and ambivalent imagery that casts up questions about the way we live today. Furuya creates a fascinating dialogue between the eastern and western visual worlds.</p>