Liverani’s exhibition is a collection of six portraiture series, telling the stories of full-body spandex suit enthusiasts, elderly cheerleaders, a school for senior models, women sumo wrestlers, tobi construction workers and Hokkaido’s indigenous Ainu population.

The people of every community portrayed, however distant from one another, all share a strong sense of group identity.

Liverani will be present in the gallery to offer an intimate guided visit in which she provides greater context on the featured communities, shares stories of her subjects and reveals the documentation processes of her photographic works.

Liverani is a photographer and lecturer based between Tokyo and Italy.

After completing an MA in Arts and Media at the University of Bologna and in Photographic Studies at the University of Westminster in London, she has been working internationally on self-initiated projects and commissions.

Her work has been featured in magazines, books, exhibitions and festivals in Asia and Europe.

In 2015, she was awarded the Premio Voglino grant for her long term series on the indigenous population of Northern Japan, Ainu Neno An Ainu.

Her photography on Ainu has been exhibited in Tokyo.

Laura was exclusively assigned by Iperborea the photography for The Passenger - Giappone, a magazine book that has proved an editorial success in Italy.

Now, she will bring her talent to Australia for this special event.

Join Laura Liverani in the gallery this Saturday, May 11, at the The Japan Foundation, in Central Park Sydney, from 2:00 pm to 4:00pm.

For more information visit the Japan Foundation website.