Following the presentation of the Two Mountains Photo Project to the Malaysian audience and a public exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in mid August, another presentation was made at the Mt.Rokko International Photo Festival held from 29 to 31 August, in the hills above Kobe City, Japan by the initiators Naoko Ohta and Steven Lee, together with several of the photographers who contributed to the project.

The presentation was held at the YMCA,  Mt.Rokko on the 29th August, the main venue for the Portfolio Reviews of the Mt.Rokko International Festival and was attended by over 50 people being invited overseas Reviewers, Japanese and foreign photographers. There was a live simultaneous translation broadcast in English and Japanese to enable efficient transmission of speeches to a mix audience.

Naoko Ohta opened the session with an overview, project mission and report from the Kuala Lumpur presentation. Steven Lee explain about the inception of the project earlier this year.

Photographers Hajime Kimura, Junpei Kato, Mikio Hasui was accompanied by Nadia Jasmine Mahfix (who was selected to attend the Portfolio Reviews of the photo festival) and all made brief speeches about their photo projects. Yosuke Fujiki, curator from Tokyo-Ga was also present to talk about curation and future plans.

A 10 minute video was screened, displaying all six photo projects as slideshows and multimedia presentations, after which there was a short Q&A session. mtrokko.header

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L- R Yosuke Fujiki, Nadia J Mahfix, Naoko Ohta, Junpei Kato, Mikio Hasui, Hajime Kimura and Steven Lee
Photos by Takeki Sugiyama & Nadia J Mahfix