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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Kazuyoshi Usui and his Showa Trilogy

Japanese photographer Kazuyoshi Usui began his Showa project series in the early 2000s, in the midst of Japan’s Heisei era. Usui’s series imagines a world in which Japan’s Showa era did not end in 1989 but continued until today.

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Lena Fritsch: Ravens and Red Lipstick – Japanese Photography since 1945 (Thames & Hudson, 2018)

This volume provides one of the first overviews of Japanese photography to be published in English. Drawing on extensive research, Lena Fritsch traces the development of Japanese photography chronologically, from the severity of post-war Realism to the diverse ingenuity of photography in contemporary Japan. Lena Fritsch is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the…

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Shinya Arimoto: Tibet (Zen Foto Gallery, 2019)

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.

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Nobuyoshi Araki: Skyscapes (Codax Publisher, 1999)

Nobuyoshi Araki (b. 1940 in Tokyo) worked in advertising after completing his studies in photography and film at Chiba University in Tokyo, devoting himself exclusively to photography as of the mid-1960s. His oeuvre spans erotic portraits of women, artificial still-lifes, photographs of plants, documentary-style depictions of everyday life, and architectural photography but also very personal, diaristic photographs of himself and his deceased wife Yoko.

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Takuma Nakahira: Overflow (Case Publishing, 2018)

Takuma Nakahira’s series ‘Overflow’ was originally presented as an installation during the 1974 exhibition ’Fifteen Photographers Today’ (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo). The work consisted of 48 color photographs that were arranged on a wall 6 meters wide and 1.6 meters high. Overflow is the first chance to view Nakahira’s astonishing series outside the context of an exhibition.

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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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