The debut of Masashi Asada’s “Asada Family” was in 2006!
I was deeply moved to hear that photographer Masashi Asada’s “The Asada Family” has been made into a movie.
I met Mr. Asada for the first time in June 2007. At that time, I was fascinated by Ms. Asada’s love for her family and the many photographs that expressed that love, and asked her to produce the project.
In September 2007, with the sponsorship of P&G, it was distributed online and became a hot topic. But back then, they didn’t even have smartphones and offered it on Galaga! You wouldn’t believe it debuted with a 3.5 inch image!
↓ Guide to the series at that time
↓In the same year, in October, he had his first solo exhibition above a snack bar in Kitahama, Osaka. It was impressive to see his mother handing out handmade roses to the few visitors.
↓In July 2008, the following year, a photo book was published by Akaakasha. I gave up the rights to the book for various reasons. Therefore, the story up to this point is completely unknown to the world.
↓In March 2009, he was awarded the Ihei Kimura Award, the Akutagawa Prize of the photography industry, for this photo book.
The day after receiving the award, I was happy to hear from the artist, Yukinori Dehara, who said, “Congratulations. After that, I forgot about this project.
↓June 2020! Suddenly, they are going to make a movie starring Kazuya Ninomiya.
The reason I decided to write this again is partly because I am proud of my discernment, but the point is not that, but rather that it takes time for content to become a hit. I am very happy that this unique work has become well-known to everyone in the 13 years since I first met Mr. Asada in 2007.
Open to the public on October 2, 2020! Congratulations!