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5 June 2013

Shiho Kito, 'Untitled (4, Ahmedabad, India, 2008, from the series 'pikari')'
Shiho Kito, 'Untitled (4, Ahmedabad, India, 2008, from the series 'pikari')' - C-Type analogue hand print. Edition of 10 (+2 AP). 10”x12” edition. £250 + VAT (print only) and P+P at £15.00.

If you are interested in emerging artists then Shiho Kito is one to watch. The photographer is a great success story and demonstrates that it's possible to hit the ground running after completing BA and MA Fine Art Degrees.

Kito's work was first exhibited at Crane Kalman Brighton in the Cream: Graduate Showcase in 2010, showing images from her on-going pikari series. Since then, Shiho completed her MA in Photography at the London College of Communication and is now working on new images back in Japan. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, including in the UK, Japan, and India.

'Pikari' is an onomatopoeia in Japanese, which means 'shining' or 'flashing'.The idea for pikari came from 'star-navigation', the ancient technique of Polynesian sailors who would find their location and direction guided only by the natural environment. Since leaving Japan, Shiho has used lights in cities all over the world to find her own ‘path’.

The photographs have been created using a large-format camera with 20-80 minute exposure time. Shiho won the Prime Minister' Initiative Fund from the British Council and has worked on this project mainly in Ahmedabad, India, since 2008. pikari has been selected for numerous exhibitions including the Foto8 Summershow (London), Brighton Fringe Festival and a photographic quarterly magazine & exhibition PIX (India).


Crane Kalman Brighton are offering readers of the Own Art bulletin a special 15% discount off the print price for Shiho Kito's stunning, 'Untitled (4, Ahmedabad, India, 2008, from the series 'pikari')', C-Type analogue hand print. Edition of 10 (+2 AP). 10”x12” edition (featured above).

The first 5 people interested in making a purchase will be able to take up the 15% discount offer (making the price of the print £255.00 inc VAT / excluding framing and delivery). The cost of delivery is an additional £15.00. Please contact


Catch the gallery at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, NW3, where they are showing for the first time until Sunday 16th June. They will be at Stand F9, directly down from the main entrance so do pop by and say hello!

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