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A Japanese Photographer Examines Identity Stereotypes

Eighteen-year-old Izumi Miyazaki cites a number of surrealists as her inspiration in her thoughtful, wry, and precise work on identity stereotypes, setting cultural clichés alongside grotesque or awkward elements.

by Izumi Miyazaki
Aug 25 2016, 12:00am

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Photographer Izumi Miyazaki first came to prominence when she was only 15 years old. Now 21*, Miyazaki, who cites a number of surrealists as her inspiration, continues her thoughtful, wry, and precise work on identity stereotypes, setting cultural clichés alongside grotesque or awkward elements.

*Correction 8/16: An earlier version of this article said 18.*