Singapore-based French photographer, Jose Jeuland, will be holding his second photography exhibition this year at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore – East Garden Gallery. Titled “LONGEVITY OKINAWA”, the exhibition features the locals living in Okinawa aged between 89 to 106 years old and their secrets to longevity. At the exhibition, visitors can enjoy a short documentary film on a BenQ interactive flat panel.
With the people of Okinawa making up one of the highest count of centenarians in Japan, Jose has always been very intrigued by them. In April 2017, he made his way to Okinawa in an attempt to uncover the secrets behind their renowned longevity by encapsulating their thoughts and daily lives through photography. He did a lot of preparatory work prior to the trip, as the subjects were not the easiest to find. On top of that, English is not the main language in Okinawa, hence the language barrier posed as an obstacle in the aspect of communication.
Jose, along with his wife, Shanthi Jeuland, walked around an Okinawa town with a huge poster stating in Japanese that they were looking for old people to photograph. With the help of locals sharing the project on Facebook, which eventually got the attention of Okinawa Times and Okinawa Prefectural Government, the LONGEVITY OKINAWA project took flight.
Venue: The Fullerton Hotel, East Garden Gallery
When: 19 Apr - 30 May 2019,