Sarai Mari “Speak Easy”

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hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK presents “Speak Easy” by photographer Sarai Mari.

Sarai Mari is a Japanese fashion photographer who has worked in New York, London, and Tokyo. After beginning her career as a photojournalist, Mari transitioned to fashion photography, her work appearing in the likes of Interview, Harper’s Bazaar International, Porter, Numero, and Vogue Japan shooting the likes of Adele, Tom Hiddleston, Amy Winehouse, and Scarlett Johansson.

Much of her work is inspired by Helmut Newton for his erotically charged representations of strong women. Mari’s book Naked, a monograph of female nudes published in 2011, is the culmination of two years of work around the subject of femininity and female sexuality, suffused with Mari’s provocative interpretation of female strength.

In March 2017, Mari will release her second book via Damiani Books, Speak Easy, inspired by the gender roles men and women play within society. By celebrating all definitions of gender and sexuality, the previously defined terms fall away. They lose their meaning; and there is nothing left but the raw expression of the subject in the image. Subjects featured in the book include Clara Paget, Hikari Mori, Janice Dickinson, and Sonoya Mizuno.



from March 30, 2017 to April 15, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-03-30 from 18:00 to 20:00


Sarai Mari

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