‘Angry Asian Girls Association’ Organize #MeToo Protest Against Erotic Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki

‘Angry Asian Girls Association’ Organize #MeToo Protest Against Erotic Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki

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Nobuyoshi Araki, 2008. Courtesy: Getty Graphics; picture: Jun Sato

The activist organization annoyed Asian Girls Association have staged a protest at the Berlin’s C/O gallery, over an exhibition of work because of the Japanese photographer that is erotic Araki. Protesters on Friday held indications reading ‘Are you sure your knowledge is proper? ’, as well as on Facebook alleged that Araki ‘has gained popularity and reputation by exploiting feminine models. ’ Araki, well recognized for their photography of kinbaku-bi (Japanese rope bondage) was accused by their long-time model Kaori in April of a few instances of exploitation and mistreatment throughout their working relationship. Kaori would not accuse the photographer of intimate attack, but did allege psychological bullying, saying that ‘he treated me like an object. ’ C/O Berlin have actually granted a declaration saying: ‘Nobuyoshi Araki’s work provokes strong thoughts and polarizes viewers – in Germany today simply it first appeared as it did in Japan when. C/O Berlin takes review of performers and creative operate in the context of this worldwide Me Too debate extremely seriously. ’

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