フォトジャーナリスト。全米性暴力調査センター元名誉役員。アメリカのコロンビアカレッジシカゴ卒業後、アメリカ中西部の新聞社で専属フォトグラファー・フォトエディターを務める。その傍ら、アメリカ、カナダ、日本で約70人の性暴力被害者を取材撮影し、写真プロジェクト「STAND：性暴力サバイバー達」を発表。このプロジェクトがアメリカのテレビドキュメンタリーとなって反響を呼び、アメリカ連邦政府主催の犯罪被害者特別議会等でパネリストを務めるようになる。以来、東はワシントンDCの政府ビルから西はハワイの女性刑務所まで、全米各地で写真展と講演会をし、数々の防犯、犯罪被害者支援キャンペーンにも携わる。2006年より日本でも講演会と写真展を開催。警察や行政と繋がりながら、各都道府県の性暴力被害者支援センター設立の火付け役となる。2011年シカゴの母校より卒業生賞、2008年やよりジャーナリスト賞、2002年ワシントンDCよりビジョナリーアワード受賞。2007年に著書『STAND：立ち上がる選択』出版(フォレストブックス)。2018年団体 Picture This Japan を立ち上げ、社会的弱者といわれる人たちにカメラを持たせ、目にはみえにく社会を内側から可視化するプロジェクトや写真展、講演会をおこないつつ、取材と撮影もおこなう。
The Seminer to see message behind images and tell stories
Anyone can publish pictures nowadays, but do we know photography can be a weapon to do good and bad? Picture really can speak about who you are, your thoughts, and your point of view. In a right way, we can do so much good with images we create. This seminar is not about how to take beautiful pictures. It’s about how to capture thoughts and feelings, tell stories as well as observe how the power of editing. This is our most popular seminar. In fact we only have a few left. Hurry and apply!
MEDIA LITERACY: Investigate and discover messages behind images in marketing and news
LEARN PHOTO: As a tool of self-expression and story telling
CREATE: Images that show your inner voices
POWER OF EDITING: What to choose and how to show make clear sense of your intentionInstructor
NOTE: To those who already applied to participate “Picture Talks” seminar, We needed to change date to October 4 from 11th. Apologies if it causes you any inconvenience.
Time of workshops: from 13:30 to 16:00
Place for workshops: Naka Ward Community Activity Center
(1) Sunday, July 5
Introduction; What kind of pictures actually talk?
Going out to shoot and get themes for next workshop.
(2) Sunday, August ２
Message behind pictures in advertisement
Print and critique.
(3) Sunday, September 6
Power of Editing
Start thinking process for exhibit.
(4) Sunday, October ４
Photojournalism: Telling a story with one picture
Start deciding a photo to exhibit.
(5) Sunday, November 1
Picture thoughts & feelings: From images by international kids
Discussion on what it means to be minority.
(6) Sunday, December 13
Last workshop finalizing a photo to exhibit
Decide title and write captions.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Opening of exhibition (from 16:00)
Exhibition@ZOU-NO-HANA TERRACE: From Saturday, January 9 to Sunday, January 17, 2021.
Set up exhibit: From 18:00 Friday January 8. (NOTE: Free will to participate)
Take down exhibit: Come pick up your work at 16:00 Sunday January 17.
Photojournalist and author. Graduated from Columbia College Chicago and worked for several daily newspapers as a staff photographer in the Midwest of US. Oyabu has done extensive interviews and photographed survivors of sexual violence and testified before Congress on the issue of violence against women in 2002. She has earned many awards including 2002 Visionary Award from Washington DC Rape Crisis Center, 2008 Yayori Journalist Award, and 2011 Alumni of the year from Columbia College Chicago. Now as director of Picture This Japan, she works to reach out to young immigrant/international youths as well as crime victims through community photo projects.
Duration of project
From July, 2020 to January, 2021 6 workshops and an exhibition NOTE: To those who already applied to participate “Picture Talks” seminar, We needed to change date to October 4 from 11th. Apologies if it causes you any inconvenience.