Kiyooka’s photographic works are diaristic in nature – capturing his friends, his community, his environment and as he moves through it we are invited along for the ride – guided by the artist who is both connected and disconnected, inside and yet outside of his surroundings. Accidental Tourist proposes Kiyooka as a tourist and explorer, displaced both in Canada as a child of Japanese immigrants, and a family interned during WWII and yet an outsider in Japan, the homeland of his parents.

Curated by Melanie Townsend