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I do what I do because I only have 2 hands. by AK Kimoto / Cartoon(Panotphorn Changlek)

by AK Kimoto / Cartoon(Panotphorn Changlek) Visual Collaboration and Reinterpretating the Badakhshan, Afghanistan Series:

Date: May 1st to 12th
Opening reception: 6pm, Friday May 7th (*Auction of exhibited works is planned on the opening day. Part of the proceeds goes to the family who AK Kimoto photographed)

The digital flier is available from http://bit.ly/IDO-FLIER
YOUR RSVP ON FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/i-do-ak-toon

This collaboration is a celebration of the combined talents of two people who were as close as individuals could be. We lost AK Kimoto suddenly at the end of March. I say “we” because he touched so many people’s lives in his brief time in this world and he represented so much promise to the photography world.

The loss to friends and the photography world compare little to the loss to his family and his partner in life, and painter, Cartoon(Panotphorn Changlek). Cartoon has selected photographs of AK’s and created something entirely new in her powerful, bold and vivid paintings. When two people come together, they inevitably witness the world in a different way but their vision can complement and almost exist simultaneously as matter and anti-matter, in balance and free from friction or conflict. They can stand on their own and yet feed off the energy taken from the other, given back to the other. Cartoon’s work takes AK’s vision and filters it through a different cultural context and different wave length while leaving from exactly the same point of departure.

It makes one wonder what could have been and how this seed could have flourished. Still, this project speaks louder than anyone of us ever could.


Date: May 1st to 12th
Opening reception: 6pm, Friday May 7th (*Auction of exhibited works is planned on the opening day. Part of the proceeds goes to the family who AK Kimoto photographed)
Venue: At Hof art gallery

More information:
Yumi Goto g.youme@gmail.com 081 206 9973
Kosuke Okahara kosukeokahara@gmail.com
Cartoon 087 055 9407 (English and Thai)
Hof Art gallery hofartinfo@gmail.com 089 926 2196

by [a former member] at 2010-04-19 08:51:31 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

07 May 2010 00:05
This exhibition has just started from yesterday!
Check out our update on Facebook event page!

And please join us the opening at 6pm, Friday May 7th.


Yumi Goto

by [former member] | 02 May 2010 03:05 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
Wish I could make it, and hope it’s a GREAT success. wb

by [former member] | 03 May 2010 15:05 | Phnom Penh, Cambodia | | Report spam→
Yes, Will. Please do!

Here to announce the new event.

The tribute exhibition to AK Kimoto
“I do what I do because I only have 2 hands“ presents:
Kosuke Okahara’s slideshow and talk.


Kosuke Okahara’s latest photo documentary project “Triggering for a god” (the life of youth gangsters in a new drug war in Medellin, Colombia), slideshow and talk at “I do what I do because I only have 2 hands”.
Kosuke Okahara is currently in Bangkok assisting with the organisation of AK Kimoto’s tribute exhibition “I do what I do because I only have 2 hands”.
They were like brothers, being best friends and colleagues, and often discussed their projects with each other. As you can read in Kosuke’s tribute to AK, they had lengthy talks about AK’s most recent project shortly before AK passed away.
As a tribute to AK, Kosuke will be presenting a slideshow and talk of his most recent project to give audiences a better understanding of photo documentary projects through his work.

Date: Saturday May 8th and Sunday May 9th
Time: 4 – 6pm
4 – 5pm Slideshow presentation
5 – 6.pm Talk session, questions and answers with the audience

If you are an attending photographer, there will be an opportunity to discuss your work, so please bring your portfolio.
For further information of the tribute exhibition:

About Kosuke Okahara
Born in 1980, Kosuke began to work as a photographer at the age of 23 after having studied education in college. He primarily works on long-term projects, previous stories including people in Columbia existing on the lowest levels of society and the illegal activities they must commit in order to survive, and young women in Japan struggling with acts of self harm.

PLEASE COME JOIN US the opening at 6pm on May 7th and Kosuke’s slideshow and talk on May 8th and 9th!!!

Yumi Goto

by [former member] | 03 May 2010 23:05 (ed. May 3 2010) | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→

by John Brown | 08 May 2010 11:05 | | Report spam→
Yumi, Kosuke-san and all!…

best of luck and have a wonderful show….i saw images of the show with both AK’s pictures and Cartoon’s paintings….

and as i wrote after his death, i am sure that wide-grace smile is alighting upon y’all….

wish we weren’t on the other side of the globe….


all the best

by [former member] | 08 May 2010 16:05 | Toronto, Canada | | Report spam→

by eva mbk | 15 Jun 2010 14:06 | Tuscany, Italy | | Report spam→
Wonderful. I still want to get up to Badakhshan at some point this summer to follow-up on his subjects, if anyone’s around and interested drop me a line.

by Matthieu Aikins | 25 Jun 2010 09:06 | Kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
I wish i could attend but am in India. Thank you for this and i hope you have a wonderful show in fond memory of AK.

by [former member] | 03 Jul 2010 10:07 | new delhi, India | | Report spam→

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