Through Each Others Eyes will celebrate its 15th exchange exhibition with photographers from Himeji, Japan, in the Atrium of Phoenix City Hall from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 2. Food, drink, and entertainment will highlight the opening, displaying 80 prints from four photographers: two from Phoenix, and two from our sister city of Himeji, Japan.
Valley photographers Art Holeman and Colleen Miniuk-Sperry traveled to Himeji in early April of this year to photograph the hanami, the cherry blossom festivals, as well as the people and landscapes of Himeji and Hyogo Prefecture. Art and Colleen stayed in the homes of members of the Himeji International Photographic Society, who assisted in helping them document Japanese culture. Three weeks later Art and Colleen hosted Himeji photographers Itsuko Azuma and Yasushi Ienaga as they photographed festivals in Phoenix and the lifestyle of rural Arizona. The 80 16 x 20-inch exhibit prints will contain 20 from each photographer.
Through Each Others Eyes began in 1988 with an exchange exhibition involving two Phoenix and two Himeji photographers, and the November exhibition marks the 15th exchange with Japan. In addition to Japan, photographers in Through Each Others Eyes have on-going exhibitions with photographers in China, the Philippines, Mexico, Cuba, Ireland, Scotland, Sicily, and the Czech Republic. For more information check the website at www.teoe.org.