Exhibit features Bock's Japan photos

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Exhibit features Bock's Japan photos

Photo from Crystal Bock's "An Outsider's Inside" exhibit, open April 18-25 in UNL's Kawasaki Reading Room.
Crystal Bock | Courtesy photo
Photo from Crystal Bock's "An Outsider's Inside" exhibit, open April 18-25 in UNL's Kawasaki Reading Room.

After spending three years in Japan teaching English with her husband, Crystal Bock wanted to find a way to use her photography to show another face of the Asian country.

Her work is featured in "An Outsider's Inside," a new exhibition open April 18-25 in UNL's Kawasaki Reading Room. An opening celebration is 5:30 p.m. April 18 in the reading room, which is located in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.

The event will include Japanese treats, a presentation by Bock and opportunities for students to learn about studing abroad and teaching English in Japan.

Made up of environmental portraits from her time spent in Japan, Bock said she hopes the show will introduce visitors to a side of Japan that they might not see during a short time in the country.

“Living and working there, you get to permeate the surface a bit and see more of the social aspect and people in their homes,” she said. “This is a peek into that aspect of Japan and Japanese society that a lot of people don’t get to see.”

The show will include around 25 pieces including photos of a mother visiting her son in a hospital room and Japanese police officers working in a station.

“It’s really a different side that foreigners don’t always get exposed to,” Bock said.