Mēdeia2.0 ISSUE N˚02


< Mēdeia1.0 > is a project that uses fashion as a medium to inform people about events and social issues around the world as captured by photographers in Japan and abroad.

The next phase of the project, < Mēdeia2.0 > , will focus on the "margins" of thought and emotion, rather than directly conveying the truth.

The second issue is a collection of work by photographer Stefano De Luigi. His project "Blindness," in collaboration with CBM Italia (Christian Blind Mission), reported from 2003 to 2007 on the current situation of the visually impaired in Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Thailand, China, Laos, Vietnam, Bulgaria, and Lithuania, Stefano became obsessed with the unique "world" and "emotions" of the visually impaired in his candid documentation of their situation around the world, and synchronized them with his profession as a photographer.

"The blind are a contrast. But a reality. Someone, in every part of the world, spends his or her time trying to make their life as normal as possible. But they remain a contrast. The photographer’s choice is to use colors, which they can’t see, and often portraits, for they can’t pose to, and penetrating, radiant, or strong lights, which they don’t percept. It’s just another contrast. With their reality."
-Stefano De Luigi

国内外の写真家が切り取った世界中の出来事や社会課題を、ファッションを媒体にして人々に知らせていくプロジェクト < Mēdeia1.0 > 

次のフェーズを示す出版レーベル < Mēdeia2.0 > は、突き刺すような真実ではなく、思考と感情の“余白”にフォーカスする。

第2号は写真家、Stefano De Luigiの作品集。彼のプロジェクト“Blindness”は、CBMイタリア(Christian Blind Mission)と共同で、2003 年から2007 年にかけて、リベリア、ナイジェリア、ウガンダ、ルワンダ、コンゴ、ペルー、ブラジル、ボリビア、タイ、中国、 ラオス、ベトナム、ブルガリア、リトアニアの視覚障害者の現状をレポートした。Stefanoは世界中の視覚障害者が置かれている現状を率直に記録していく中で、彼らの持つ独自の「世界」や「感情」に取り憑かれ、それを写真家という自らの職業と同期させた。

-Stefano De Luigi

produced by NITESHA
art direction : Naho Toyoda
translation:Bonnie Pong-Wai Ma
printing:Fujiwara Printing co., ltd.
binding:mochizuki bindery

Limited Edition of 300 copies.

publisher:INDIGO CO., LTD.
format:thread stitch binding
attachment:sheet in English and Japanese.