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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

Michael Proudfoot

The University of Reading

Visiting Fellow

Department of Humanities

​Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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