Perfect City Presents The Original New Yorkers: Haruka Sakaguchi
Reception on Thursday, October 26, 6-9 PM
An extension of Aaron Landsman’s Perfect City project, The Original New Yorkers is an ongoing portrait series of New York natives who have been affected by gentrification. Subjects are photographed in their homes or workplaces and asked to submit a handwritten note, either depicting the way gentrification has affected them personally or in an “open letter” addressing newcomers to New York City. The unedited note is then positioned next to the portrait, in diptych format. Haruka Sakaguchi is a Japanese photographer currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Her work focuses on cultural identity and sense of place.
Haruka Sakaguchi was born in Osaka, Japan. Her family immigrated to the United States when she was three months old. In 2013, Haruka received a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia. Since then, her work has taken her to various corners of the world where she has produced both personal and editorial work.