Koji Takiguchi: Sou (Little Big Man Books, 2014)

His publication Sou is Koji Takiguchi’s pure confrontation with family life and death.

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Yoshiichi Hara: Kamiki No Oto (Sokyusha, 2019)

The 27 images in the photobook “Kamiki no oto” are the last photographs Yoshiichi Hara was able to take before his death on December 16, 2019.

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Yumiko Izu: Saul Leiter: In Stillness (Libro Arte, 2020)

Yumiko Izu studied at the Visual Arts School in her hometown of Osaka, Japan, and later moved to the United States, where she obtained her B.A. from the Brooks Institute of Photography in California.

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Kisei Kobayashi: Primitive Cries in the Night (AKAAKA, 2019)

Having spent six years to visit more than 40 traditional festivals and ritual ceremonies throughout Japan, Japanese photographer Kisei Kobayashi’s book presents a powerful visual journey to the borders of our world.

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Mayumi Hosokura: New Skin (Mack Books, 2020)

Mayumi Hosokura (b. 1979, Japan) was recipient of 2011 FOAM magazine Talent award. She has exhibited widely in Japan, with exhibitions including at FOTOGRAFIA, Rome (2011) and FOAM, Amsterdam (2011).

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A Selection of Japanese Photobooks (Maggs Bros Ltd, 2009)

The public profile of the Japanese photobook has recently boomed. It has been central to the development of Japanese photography, particularly in its postwar phase.
So I was pleased to find a digital catalogue by Maggs Bros Ltd which presents a selection of Japanese Photobooks.

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Mari Katayama: Gift (United Vagabonds, 2019)

Mari Katayama is born in Saitama, Japan in 1987 and raised in Gunma. She graduated from the Gunma Prefectural Women’s University, before obtaining her MFA from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2012. Gift is a retrospective of her past works and evolution as an artist.

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Keizo Kitajima: USSR 1991 // European Diary 1983-1984 (Little Big Man, 2012//2019)

Keizo Kitajima was born in Nagano, Japan, in 1954, and through working with Daido Moriyama he discovered CAMP gallery in Toyko. Kitajima has exhibited and published extensively throughout his career. In 2001, he created the Photographers’ Gallery in Tokyo as a venue for exhibitions, debates and publishing.

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Terry Bennett: Early Japanese Images (Tuttle Publishing, 1996)

This book reproduces over 140 images taken between 1853 and 1905 by the most important local and foreign photographers then working in Japan. Important features of Early Japanese Images include a historical overview of the years 1853-1912 and the story of early Western photographers in Japan.

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Yoshinori Mizutani: Tokyo Parrots (Amana, 2014)

Yoshinori Mizutani (1987) graduated from the Tokyo College of Photography in 2012. He has won a number of prestigious awards including Japan Photo Award in 2013.

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Shintaro Sato: Night Lights, The Origin of Tokyo and Geography

Shintaro Sato was born in Tokyo in 1969. He graduated from the Tokyo College of Photography in 1992 and has worked as a freelance photographer since 2002.

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Takuma Nakahira : Circulation: Date, Place, Events (Osiris, 2012)

In 1971 photographer Takuma Nakahira participated in the Seventh Paris Biennale for emerging artists from around the world. In his experimental project Circulation: Date, Place, Events Nakahira challenged himself to photograph his surroundings and in the same day exhibit the results for a duration of approximately one week.

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