Breadfield presents “Dew Dew, Dew Its”, an exhibition by Japanese photographer Hiro Tanaka.

Tanaka’s works presents a striking first-hand account of what it means to travel across the US with a variety of hardcore and punk bands from show to show, whilst simultaneously also being an intelligent reflection on the American (social and artistic) landscape.

Whether being on stage or among a crowd of fans capturing the chaotic and unpredictable experience of live concerts and backyard parties or sitting on the tour bus while carefully portraying the quiet atmosphere of the morning after – Tanaka is always in close proximity to his subjects.

With his snap shot-estetique of interiors of kebab shops, bars, diners and junk food he exhibit the wittingly amateurish aesthetic that also can be found in Stephen Shore’s American Surfaces.

Thanks to his choice of working methods he consistently manages to convincingly communicate through his own photographs the immediate experience of the individual situations captured. Tanaka never goes so far as to fully condemn all of what he portrays. In the end, for now, he is a part of this lifestyle as well. But as his photographic work shows, he never lost his critical eye in the process.

“Dew Dew, Dew Its” is Hiro Tanakas first photobook, published by Asian Man Records. The book won the French ShaShin book award in 2014 and was nominated for the Photobook Award at the photobook festival in Kassel, Germany in 2013. In 2016, Tanaka’s second book Chicarron was nominated for the Landskrona Foto & Bradfield Dummy Award.

“Dew Dew, Dew Its” at Breadfield is Tanaka’s first solo exhibition in Sweden.


Welcome to the opening of the exhibition on Friday March 11th at 2-5 pm at Breadfield!

Välkomna på vernissage 11 mars kl 14-17 på Breadfield!