“During my stay in Finland, I reseached the culture and identity of regional communities of the northern part of Finland, and photographed the traditional culture and the landscape.
I visited Lappish village called Mutenia, the story of deep connection between the inhabitants and the natural landscape in the past, came to my mind. While taking pictures using pinhole cameras, I tried to imagine the view of the place in the past. In my works I would like to connect the rich folklore and nature that existed there before with the present landscape.[Read more…] about Naoko Chiba – Silent Stories of Land