Yukichi Watabe: A Criminal Investigation (Editions Xavier Barral & LE BAL, 2011)

Born in 1924 in the north of Japan, Yukichi Watabe learned photography in 1943 at a well-known publishing house, Tokyo Koga-sha. Yukichi Watabe is mainly known in the West for A Criminal Investigation, a photo report that retraces the investigation into the terrible “case of the severed body”. His work is strongly marked by the aesthetic of film noir, through his framing and the narrative aspect of his images.

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