Hamish Campbell: Aogashima - Life between the twin calderas
165 Salisbury Road, Camperdown, NSW, 2050, Australia
23rd May 2018 to 27th May 2018
The island of Aogashima is the southern most in the Izu chain, almost 400 kilometres south of the bustle of Tokyo, Japan. Sheer cliffs meet the water around almost the entire circumference, and less than 200 people live there, mostly making a living through agriculture or various jobs supporting the local community; the primary school has more staff than students. Across multiple trips to the island, Hamish Campbell has been documenting this harsh and unique landscape, the most prominent feature being concentric twin volcanic calderas. With this series of Black and White Photographs, Hamish shows you how places of majestic isolation and mystery, can simultaneously be quiet, mundane and homely. All works are silver gelatin photographs, shot using a medium format camera and black and white film; each image carefully composed in camera, developed and printed in the darkroom by Hamish Campbell.