Work from Balancing Cultures earns recognition from Providence Center for Photographic Arts and the Portland-based arts nonprofit, Photolucida

Providence Center for Photographic Arts enlisted Julie Grahame, publisher of, as juror for their 4th Annual Open Call Exhibition. Two images from Jerry Takigawa’s Balancing Cultures series were selected to be part of the exhibition, which will run October 12 – November 3, 2017. The opening reception will take place October 19, from 5 – 9pm at the Providence Center for Photographic Arts, located at 118 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, Providence, RI 02903.

Balancing Cultures portfolio has been announced as a finalist for Photolucida’s 2017 Critical Mass. Through a pre-screening process with 25 jurors, the international field of entries has been narrowed to a group of 200 finalists whose work will advance to be viewed and voted on by over 200 esteemed international photography professionals.

Balancing Cultures is a family history project that revisits the racism and economic exploitation perpetrated on Japanese Americans during WWII. Takigawa finds it remarkable that this aggrieved community found closure, acceptance, and the resilience to reintegrate. Seventy-five years later, the tragedies of racism and hysteria still exist in America today.