VENICE (PRNewswire) — R&W Creative Group and M.A.D.E., in collaboration with J1 Studio and YPOC.com, announce “PHOTO: JAPAN,” a one-night gallery opening benefiting Save the Children’s relief efforts in Japan.
“PHOTO:JAPAN” is inspired by the photography wall that has developed in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, one of the cities hardest hit by the March 11 tsunami. As villagers search through mounds of rubble, they are finding photos and they are posting them to a wall in an attempt to return memories to their rightful owners.
“Our ‘PHOTO:JAPAN’ wall is a reminder of our ties to the hurting people in Japan,” said an R&W spokesperson. “As visitors, many of us have experienced their culture, and now as viewers of this piece, we can give back. On the night of the event, if you feel connected to a particular image, or if you simply like a particular image, drop a donation with one of our hosts and take a photo with you.”
The wall will be composed of both small prints and large-format PhotoGiclZe canvas prints.
The exhibit will be at J1 Studio, 1118 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice, on Friday, May 6, from 6 p.m. to close.
R&W is a creative agency specializing in branding and product development.
YPOC, also known as Harvest Productions, specializes in beautiful, gallery-quality prints.
Created by Jaewon Cho, a.k.a. J1, J1studio is a Los Angeles-based furniture design studio producing simple, unique and sculptural objects that function as furniture and beyond.
For more information on the event, contact Josh Jefferis of R&W at (310) 310-8161.