Taro Karibe's central interest has been to use photography to explore themes of identity, of loneliness, and of individuality and conformity in the modern world. There is a strong moral purpose informing Karibe's work, especially in documenting social issues from a psychological perspective. This purpose is evident, for example, in his reportage work, which show and reveal problems that demand solutions.
Such images have a strong impact on the viewer, witness his recent exhibition of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
6th November 2018
The University of Reading
Department of Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Humanities