In Japanese, the term "IBASHO" signifies "a space where one can truly be oneself." Established in Antwerp in March 2015, the IBASHO gallery showcases a diverse range of fine art photography from Japan. This includes the works of renowned Japanese photographers, emerging contemporary artists, and Western photographers influenced by Japan. The gallery aims to highlight the multifaceted charm of Japanese photography, encompassing styles from raw and unrefined to minimalist and serene. Recognizing the importance of photo books in Japan's photography culture, IBASHO also offers both contemporary and rare Japanese photo books. Additionally, the gallery collaborates with Paris-based publisher the(M) éditions to produce its own photo book collection.
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