2018/03/13

The Works of Kento Morikawa-9 Mexico City

写真集情報
 














 
○森川健人写真集『MEXICO CITY LIGHTS』 New

2018年3月25日発売/SanSanStudio/¥3,000/W190×H180mm/上製本/
94ページ/カラー83点/限定200冊

"Mexico City Lights" March. 25. 2018 on sale
SanSanStudio/¥3,000/W190×H180mm/Hard Cover/
94pages / Color 83images/Edition of 200

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

預けたバックを受け取りゲートを出ると、
日本やアメリカとは違う匂いがして、カラッカラの乾いた空気とともに、
なかなか遠くへやってきたぞ、と云う気分になりました。

ラテンアメリカ・メキシコの首都。
約900万人の大都会は様々な人種が乗り合わせてきました。
知らない街にいきなり放り出されることで不安になってきたり、
ついつい余計なことや役にも立たないことを考えたり・・・深呼吸。

出来ることはコツコツ足を使うことだけ。
路上ひとつに狙いを定め、自分だけの目印や休憩場所を見つけながら、
コトバはここでもからきし駄目・・・失敗をくりかえし、恥もかき大汗もかきます。
どうにかしたいと思い、開き直る・・・。

歩いてわからなくなったことは誰に聞いても教えてくれません。
足踏みしたりしながら、匂いや光や風、音や人、
ジワジワと押し寄せてくる光景はたまりません。

 
あれから・・・半年以上経ちます。
昨夜のニュースでメキシコシティが大地震で
建物崩壊やガス爆発の映像がいくつもあがってました。
奇しくも32年前の同じ日にも大地震が起きたらしい、大丈夫でしょうか?
今年2月に訪れたのが昨日のような気がしてきました。


2017年9月 森川健人


  When I received my baggage which I had at the airport and went out of the gate,
is smelled of a different atmosphere from of Japan or America.
With the dry air,
I felt that I had arrived in some far off land.
It is the capital city of Mexico ,Latin America.
Ia a metropolis of some nine million citizens, I shared rides with my fellow passengers of many human races. By being suddenly thrown into a city that I did not know,
I felt uneasy and thought I should not say anything unnecessary or useless, and I took a deep breath.
The only thing that I could do was to use my legs diligently.
I targeted one street and found my own landmark and space for relaxation.
I was hopeless at the language here.
I repeated failures,embarrassed myself and sweated a river.
I tried to do something about it and assumed a defiant attitude...
Even if I lost my way while I was walking, nobody would listen to me or give me an answer.
While stepping around on foot, I come into contact with smells, light, wind sounds and people.
I could not let go of the wave after wave of such sensations. It was overwhelming.
It has been more than a half year since then.
On the news last night, I saw many images of collapsed buildings and gas explosions
as a result of the lage magnitude earthquake in Mexico City.
I heard that, by a curious coincidence, exactly thirty two years ago, an even more damaging earthquake had occurred. Is everyone there all right?
I visited Mexico City in February this year. But now I feel as if I had only visited there yesterday.

September 2017, Kento Morikawa