-> Naohiro Harada
-> Tokyo Fishgraphs
About The Book
Naohiro Harada’s (b. 1982, Japanese) series is an attempt to explore the origin of the eccentricity of Japanese visual culture through the usage of traditional methods by composing a fictional documentary for the audienceless 2020 Olympics, which was postponed due to the restrictions of the pandemic.
During this phantasmal time, Harada decided to convert the strange experience into a series of contemporary Mitate-e, i.e. a genre term within Japanese art that witfully plays with allusions, puns, and gaps in what we understand, by depicting and parodying historical and traditional events. Publisher’s Info
About The Artist
Naohiro Harada was born in 1982 and he graduated from Art and Architecture School of Waseda University in 2010. Based in Tokyo, Japan, he is a conceptual street photographer who creates his works under the historical context of Japanese Photography and Art. He attempts to create contemporary expressions with the use of film camera and traditional photography processing methods. Naohiro Harada is the recipient of the 2022 Libraryman Award.
Spreads from the book Tokyo Fishgraphs © Naohiro Harada by courtesy of Libraryman
About The Publisher
Libraryman, founded in 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden by Tony Cederteg, produces and publishes contemporary photobooks by initiating a preserving liaison with artistic perceptions from varied paths. No intrusion of prevailing trends, Libraryman embraces its titles as intimate, ageless and prolonged poems—drawing inspiration from concise printed matters, unspoken language and an immense romanticism for the vocation.