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Bruce Osborn

Photographer, Ozone Inc. in Tokyo

Oyako

PRESENTED ON OCT 29, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 118

Photographer Bruce Osborn is a longtime resident of Japan, and in this presentation he describes "Oyako" (a Japanese word that signifies both parent and child), a multi-decade photography project that has consumed his life, and given him amazing insights into Japanese society, and the fantastically diverse family links that exists between parent and child.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 5, 2014.

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On Being a Mongrel Child

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BY GLENNA JENNINGS
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BY SAMMI SPARKE
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