TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Personality

Debra Rapoport

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Personality
  • Photographer
    Natalia Rudychev

4R - Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Reinvent in Art and Life project was created during Covid-19 lockdown at the Westbeth Artists Community in New York. This is a project devoted to Debra Rapoport. Sustainability-focused artist is a role model for generations to come. Debra turns used toilet paper rolls into colorful bracelets; discarded expresso cups, dryer lint, mail packaging, spent paper towels and party paper plates into hats; creates garments out of clothing swaps finds and weaves neck pieces from left over scraps of fabric. Debra teachers environmentally friendly design worldwide.

Natalia L Rudychev is an award-winning Russian-born New York based photographer and multidisciplinary artist (writer, performer, print maker). She is best known for her work with the aesthetics of wabi-sabi. Natalia’s work has been exhibited in New York at Foley Gallery, Soho Photo Gallery, Culture Lab LIC, Westbeth Art Gallery, Cargo Project Gallery, as well as in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Portland and internationally in Berlin, Glasgow, Paris, Barcelona and Tokyo where her work on sustainability was awarded the Bronze award.