Naoya Hatakeyama (born in Rikuzentakata, Japan, 1958) is included in some of the most important public collections in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. He co-represented Japan in the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001, and was given his first solo museum exhibition outside of Japan in 2002 at Kunstverein Hannover. He joined the architect Toyo Ito and others in their efforts on the Golden Lion award–winning exhibition Architecture. Possible here? “Home-for-All,” representing Japan in the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2012. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art installed a solo exhibition in 2012, originally organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
Yasufumi Nakamori, PhD (essay) is the curator and head of the department of photography and new media at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Toyo Ito (contribution) is a Japanese architect, winner of the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize, and an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Philippe Forest (contribution) is the author of L’Enfant éternel (1997; winner of the Prix Femina), Toute la nuit (1999), and Sarinagara (1994; winner of the Prix Décembre).