This catalogue was published in conjunction with IMA Gallery’s second exhibition, “Gift.”
Rinko Kawauchi and Terri Weifenbach, two internationally recognized female photographers, maintain correspondence by exchanging photographs. Kawauchi is one of Japan’s best-known photographers. Weifenbach creates fantastic images of natural landscapes. They owned books of each other’s works and began exchanging images via-email in 2011. “Gift” is a result of this photographic exchange.
Kawauchi and Weifenbach exchanged the photographs over a long period of time. The images, which were sent as responses and as gifts to a faraway friend, constitute a story of their relationship and communicate the seasons as well as various emotions. Living in Tokyo and Washington D.C. respectively, Kawauchi and Weifenbach exchanged sincere photographic gifts, which tell a subtle tale of friendship and draw viewers into a poetic world.