Book Launch: Tokyo Jazz Joints by Philip ArneillEvents
About The Event
Join Belfast Exposed on Saturday 7th October for the book launch of Tokyo Jazz Joints, by Philip Arneill.
Japanese jazz bars and coffee shops are insular worlds where time ceases to exist, removed from the speed and chaos of the modern urban landscape. Tokyo Jazz Joints is a visual chronicle of this unique culture that captures the transient beauty of these spaces. Established in 2015 to document Tokyo’s myriad »jazu kissa«, the project has gradually expanded to cover the whole of Japan. These dedicated jazz listening spaces are slowly vanishing in the face of changing trends, ageing customers and gentrification. This book preserves these living museums before they disappear forever.
Tokyo Jazz Joints is a documentary photography project by Northern Irish photographer Philip Arneill, in collaboration with American broadcaster James Catchpole, both long-term residents of Japan.
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About the Artist
Philip Arneill is co-creator and photographer of Tokyo Jazz Joints. A Belfast-born documentary photographer and author, he is currently an AHRC Northern Bridge PhD Researcher at Ulster University. Philip holds an M.A. Photojournalism & Documentary Photography from the University of Arts London. His work has been published widely online and in print media, and he has exhibited in both group and solo shows worldwide. His work explores the illusory ideas of home and culture by exploring insider-outsider dynamics and autoethnographic issues of place and identity.