About Meg Hewitt
Born in Sydney in 1973, Hewitt initially delved into sculpture, painting, and media. Over the last decade, she has passionately embraced photography, with a penchant for capturing the essence of street life.
Exhibition Theme and Inspiration
“Tokyo is Yours” is a poignant black-and-white series inspired by Hewitt’s travels in Tokyo between 2015 and 2017. The series reflects deeply on Japan, especially post the catastrophic 2011 Fukushima disaster. The title stems from a piece of graffiti she observed on a Tokyo city wall.
Influences and Techniques
With her creative roots anchored in manga and films, Hewitt’s photographic sequences exude a cinematic flair. She documents the randomness of urban life, turning ordinary moments into profound narratives. Her unique use of silver film, especially during night-time photography with a flash, isolates subjects, producing images with a stark, intense aura.
Praise and Recognition
Daido Moriyama, a revered photographer, has lauded Hewitt’s photos as “dangerous.” Over the years, she has garnered numerous accolades, such as being a finalist for the Moran-Price for contemporary photography and winning a silver medal at the Prix de la Photographie, Paris in 2016.
Her 2017 photographic book, “Tokyo is Yours,” published by Nayana Press Verlag, stands testament to her captivation with the unconventional and the bizarre.
Curated by Anne Clergue, the exhibition will commence on 17th November 2023 at the CHAUSSEE 36 PHOTO FOUNDATION in Berlin, running until 27th January 2024. The gallery welcomes visitors from Wednesday to Saturday between 1 PM to 6 PM, offering free entry.
Note: Exhibition images are credited to Anne Clergue Galerie.