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Born in Washington D.C. in 1959, Everett Brown is a photographer working in Japan for the past 27 years. He is a recipient of the Japanese Government’s Cultural Commissioner’s Award for promoting Japanese culture through his work as a modern photographic artist and author on cultural theory in Japanese. He is a master of the classic photographic technique, called wet plate collodion, which he uses in innovative ways. Brown has enjoyed solo exhibitions of his modern photography art in galleries and museums since 1988. His work have been featured on TED talks, CNN Style, NHK Television and various publications such as National Geographic, French GEO and Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine. Everett Kennedy Brown lives in the summer villa of the early 20th century painter Hashimoto Kansetsu outside Kyoto, where he also writes books in Japanese on cultural affairs. “For me,” Brown states, “life in Japan is a long and ever-deepening love affair with place and culture.”