EMILY SHUR – “AN IDYLLIC PLACE” EXHIBITION – MOPLA

If you’re going to be in the Los Angeles area on April 10th, bring it on down to DTLA for a celebration of three book projects by three different photographers.  Emily Shur will be showing work from her book, Super Extra Natural!, a collection of photographs from Japan taken over the course of 12 years of travels.  She’ll have books for sale and you can get them signed, look at some pretty pictures on the walls, and enjoy these three passion projects. When:
Tuesday
April 10, 2018
7-10pm

Where:
Contact Photo Lab
618 Moulton Ave. | Suite E
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Talk @ 7pm moderated by Aline Smithson.
Festivities to follow.
Brought to you by the good people at MOPLA and Lucie Foundation.

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EMILY SHUR – SUPER EXTRA NATURAL!

We are incredibly proud to announce that Emily Shur’s first monograph Super Extra Natural! (designed by our own Michael Schmelling) is now available for purchase online via Kehrer Verlag. The book had its debut at Paris Photo.

Super Extra Natural! is a collection of images taken in Japan between 2004 and 2016. What began as a one-time getaway possessing no agenda beyond experiencing something new expanded into a long-term body of work that has resulted in over 15 trips to various parts of the country. However, these images are not a documentation of a place. They are explorations of an unspoken connection; a state of mind that has become its own version of a vacation. Initially, Emily was not exactly sure what kept drawing her back to Japan, but she found a personal feeling of freedom and peace there. She says, “Everything made sense. Lines, shapes, light, and color fit together like a math equation that added up to what still feels like a supernatural high.”

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