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Tokyo photobloggers gallery

The Guardian has a whole Tokyo thing going on at the moment, so this is also from their pages, the full set of images can be seen here

“As part of our Tokyo city guide, we asked locals photo bloggers and photographers to pick their two favourite images of the city. View their selections below … from ninjas on the metro to snowfall in Shibuya.

From Lee Chapman of the Tokyo Times blog: “It’s true that Tokyoites work hard, but in a country of hobbyists, they are often equally committed to the more pleasurable things in life too, and of all the amateur painters, musicians and sports lovers I’ve seen, the dedication of this particular man was a genuine joy to see.”

Adrian Storey/Uchujin: “The city that invented the term ‘karoshi’ (death from over work) and a culture of alcohol abuse takes it’s toll on another salaryman”

From Lee Chapman of the Tokyo Times blog: “Despite Tokyo’s much-touted modernity, it’s often a very thin veneer that masks a surprisingly traditional city, and this lovely old lady in some ways embodies that, as well as highlighting the ageing of Japanese society as a whole.”

Right Here, Right Now: photography snatched off the streets

This year’s Format photography festival, which began at the weekend and runs until 3 April, looks set to put Derby on the map in the suddenly crowded international photography festival circuit. The title is Right Here, Right Now: Exposures From the Public Realm and the theme a timely one: contemporary street photography from around the globe.

The lineup is strong: Chris Steele-Perkins‘s intimate portraits of Tokyo street life; Raghu Rai‘s vibrant images of India‘s teeming cities; Raymond Depardon‘s outsider’s view of Manhattan in the 1980s; Giacomo Brunelli’s often unsettling shots of animals in the urban jungle. Alongside contemporary street photographers such as Alex Webb and Polly Braden, Format has also attracted two masters of the genre to Derby: Joel Meyerowitz and Bruce Gilden, the former to exhibit and host a talk, the latter to actually shoot on the streets of the city. Another excellent article by Sean O’Hagen at The Guardian, more here