Independent researcher (Lithuania)
Aurore YAMAGATA-MONTOYA obtained her PhD on the representation of Japanese children and the construction of national identity in photography from the University of the West of England (UK). Her research interests are at the junction of photography, childhood, Japanese and cultural studies. She has published articles on the representation of Japanese children in photography and government posters.
She is a co-founder and the president of Mutual Images Research Association that organizes workshops on the relations between Japan and other countries since 2013. She is also manager of the open-access, blind peer-review Mutual Images Journal (ISSN 2496-1868) published by the association.
She has been teaching undergraduates art and culture modules and postgraduates research techniques modules at MADE’IN Sainte Marie-Lyon (France) from 2014 to 2018. She is now an independent researcher based in Lithuania.
Participation in MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION events
MUTUAL IMAGES 1st International Worskhop (2013):
" ‘Scenes of Childhood’: From Japan to Cuba, a world-wide exhibition"
MUTUAL IMAGES 2nd International Workshop (2014):
"‘The childhood of man’: constructing a universal childhood through curatorial choices at the Syabi"
Ikumen: How the nurturing father can save Japan
MUTUAL IMAGES 6th International Workshop (2018):
"Photographs of Japanese Children in European Media: A Complicated Kaleidoscope"
Publications with Mutual Images Journal
Vol. 1 (Summer 2016):
Between Texts and Images: Mutual Images of Japan and Europe
Vol. 4 (Spring 2018):
Japan and Asia: Representations of Selfness and Otherness
Involvement with MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Co-creator of MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Member of MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION Board: President since 2014
Co-manager of Mutual Images Journal
Co-organiser of all workshops