Mark Edward Harris Lecture: The Way of the Japanese Bath

Aug 16
08.16.2012 7:00 pm

"Driving from one coastal town to another, it became obvious that the difference between life and death was often a matter of a few feet."  Mark Edward Harris

Please join us for a lecture with photographer Mark Edward Harris as he discusses the unique and tempestuous relationship inhabitants of island-nations have with water.  He will present work from his hot spring series and publication, The Way of the Japanese Bath, and more recent photographs of his first hand experience with the aftermath of the 2011 Japan tsunami.

Mark Edward Harris ( has traveled and photographed in more than 80 countries. His editorial work has appeared in publications including Life, GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes Life, Islands, Afar, Vogue, Wallpaper, Harpers Bazaar, Playboy and the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine. His commercial clients range from The Gap to Coca-Cola to Mexicana Airlines. His books include Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work, The Way of the Japanese Bath, Wanderlust, Inside North Korea, and Inside Iran. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a CLIO, ACE, Aurora Gold, IPA and Photographer of the Year at the Black & White Spider Awards. For the past year he has focused his efforts on documenting Japan’s tsunami recovery efforts and North Korea under its new leadership.