Launch: Tokyo Jazz Joints, with Philip Arneill
Date: Saturday 15 July
Location: The Printworks, Dublin Castle, at the artist’s table
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.
About Philip Arneill
Philip Arneill’s work explores the illusory ideas of home and culture by exploring insider-outsider dynamics and auto-ethnographic issues of place and identity. A Belfast-born photographer and AHRC Northern Bridge PhD Researcher at Ulster University, Philip has studied and worked in Scotland, Egypt and Japan and 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.
Tsundoku Art Book Fair
13-16 July 2023