Tibet is the new edition of Shinya Arimoto’s first and long out-of-print photobook Portrait of Tibet (published by Visual Arts, 1999), including a number of previously unpublished works. It accompanies the homonymous exhibition at Zen Foto Gallery from from April 5 to April 27. Born in Osaka, 1971, Arimoto currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from Visual Arts Osaka in 1994, Arimoto received the 35th Taiyo Award in 1998 with his work Portrait of Tibet. In 2008, he founded the Totem Pole Photo Gallery.
Known for his street portraiture “Tokyo Circulation”, Arimoto’s first body of work was actually taken in Tibet over an extended period of time in his 20s. He ventured the Tibetan Culture Area that included parts of China, India and Nepal and took these fresh and vibrant works in monochrome as he shared meals and living space with the people he met in Tibet. Publisher`s Info
Book Size: 290 × 220 mm | Pages: 176 pages, 118 images | Binding: Hardcover | Publication Date: 2019 | Language: English, Japanese | Limited Edition: 1000.