About: Sofía Sanabrais and Meha Priyadarshini

Sofía Sanabrais I am a current Getty Scholar and a Los Angeles-based art historian and curator who focuses on the cultural and artistic exchanges between Latin America and Asia from the colonial period to the present day. I am a lover of nature in all its various forms. I will be spending my spring and summer raising caterpillars, waiting for them to turn into chrysalises and then joyfully releasing them into the wild. I may even take a stab at adding praying mantises and carnivorous plants to my menagerie. Meha Priyadarshini I am a fellow at the Getty Research Institute in 2013–14 and just finished my PhD at the Department of History at Columbia University, New York.

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Connecting Seas: The Getty Research Institute in Manila

Exterior of San Sebastian Church. Completed in 1891, this neo-Gothic all-steel church, the only one of its kind in Asia, is made of pre-fabricated steel elements fabricated in Belgium. Photo: Jaime S. Martinez
Exterior of San Sebastian Church. Completed in 1891, this neo-Gothic all-steel church, the only one of its kind in Asia, is made of pre-fabricated steel elements fabricated in Belgium. Photo: Jaime S. Martinez

“For all of us, the trip was revelatory on many levels.” More»

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      Photography of Troubled Dreams

      Japanese photographer Shiga Lieko works with local communities, immersing herself in them and incorporating their histories and myths into her photographs. Her series Rasen Kaigan (Spiral Shore) was created between 2009 and 2012 in Kitakama, Japan, a coastal village devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. The images possess a dreamlike, postapocalyptic quality that evokes myth, natural disaster, and trauma.

      Six from the series are included in the exhibition The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography (through February 21).

      Three images from Shiga Lieko’s series Rasen Kaigan (Spiral Shore), from top: Rasen Kaigan 39 and Portrait of Cultivation, 2009; Rasen Kaigan 21, 2012. Chromogenic prints. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council, 2015.1.2.–.4 © Shiga Lieko

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