“Dora, Yerkwood, Walker County, Alabama” by Fumi Nagasaka

“Dora, Yerkwood, Walker County, Alabama” by Fumi Nagasaka


Feb 1, 2024 | 6:30pm

Join photographer Fumi Nagasaka for a presentation of her new book, Dora, Yerkwood, Walker County, Alabama at the BDC. During the 2016 US Presidential elections Nagasaka, a Japanese photographer, became intrigued by the rural and southern USA. At that point she had lived in New York City for a decade but had yet to visit the rest of the US. All this changed when her friend, Tanya Rouse, invited her to her hometown of Dora, Alabama. Nagasaka continued to visit Dora over several years, gradually building a photographic archive of her visits. A selection of these photographs are included in her new book.

Published by GOST.


Born in Nagoya, Japan, Fumi Nagaska moved to New York in 2002 to explore North American culture. In 2003 she began working as a freelance photographer for the Japanese cult magazine Street and later traveled around Europe and US shooting documentary photographs. Winner of the Belfast Photo Festival in 2019, her work was selected to be part of the 2021 and 2023 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Nagasaka’s work has been featured in publications including It's Nice That, AnOther and Dazed Digital.

IMAGE: Matthew in His Car, 2019 © Fumi Nagasaka