-> Kentaro Kumon
About The Book
Teshima is one of the 28 islands of the Shiwaku Islands in Japan. In former times the island has been famous for its navy, and the island’s shipbuilding and ship handling skills were valued and played a major role in maritime distribution. Today, there are only a dozen or so islanders living on Teshima. The terraced elds that once covered the mountains have been swallowed up by bamboo forest, including the stone walls that had been left. The island’s last sherman passed away at the end of last year, and his shing boat remains tied up in the harbor, swaying in the waves. Listening to the island’s quiet sleep without disturbing it will lead us to face the present situation of Japan as an island nation. Publisher’s Info
About The Artist
The Japanese photographer Kentaro Kumon (*1981) is specialized in reportage and portrait photography in a variety of fields, including magazines, books and advertising. He is particularly interested in landscape shaped by human hand. His recent works include Tagayasu Hito (Cultivators), photographs of agricultural of agricultural land in Japan; Koyomi-gawa, which explores the relationship between man and the river; and Hikari no Chikei (Terrain of Light), which explores the various landscapes, cultures and lifestyles of Japan’s offshore islands. In 2012, he was selected for the project Goma no Yohinten (The Haberdashery of Goma), he received the Newcomer Award from the Photographic Society of Japan.
About The Publisher
Kehrer is among the world’s leading publishers of photo books. Founded in 1995 by Klaus Kehrer, it is also one of the few independent publishing houses in Germany. In addition to photography, further focal points include contemporary art, art of the 17th through the 20th centuries, and international sound art.