Takahiro Kaneyama

Takahiro Kaneyama is a Japanese photographer based in New York. Apparently he graduated from SVA in 2001. His series, While Leaves Are Falling, is an introspective body of work. After his grandmother died, he began taking photos of the remaining women who raised him – his schizophrenic mother and two aunts as an act of remembrance and preservation.

© Takahiro Kaneyama
© Takahiro Kaneyama

© Takahiro Kaneyama
© Takahiro Kaneyama

The series made me ponder about my own family and my relationship with them. By the time when we realize certain truths in life, it may already be too late to make changes.

There are also other works by him on his website. I found his Lightness of Being project to be along the same vein, dealing with memory and remembrance.

Thanks to Ofer for the link!